Finding the Purusha through balancing poses

A "subtler dimensions of asana practice" workshop

Format :

80 minute of asana practice with focus on the bandhas, the prana and the breath; We will also practice some balancing poses using some techniques to still the mind and attain balance.

40 minutes of the study of the nature of the Purusha from the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. There will be a short break in-between the asana and theory portions

Video recording will be provided to all participants.

Location: Online and in-person at the Sambodh Soceity, 6363 N 24th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49004

All levels of asana practitioners are welcome.

Dates: June 17(Sat.) and 18(Sun.) 

Time : 10:00am-12:30pm EDT (7:00am -9:30 am PDT)


Registration form

About the Workshop facilitator 

Cost : $50 for the two-day workshop  (All proceeds go to Sambodh Soceity for human excellence)

Please directly make your donation to Sambodh soceity using this paypal link. Also accepted,  Cash or Check payable to The Sambodh Society, Inc.  Postal Address: The Sambodh Society, Inc. 6363 N. 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49004 

 (If you have financial difficulty or wish to pay a different amount because you are from another country, you may contact me with a well thought through email explaining why you are interested and I will be able to help you)

Liability Waiver:  If you have already signed a waiver with me you do not need to sign another one. If you have not, please cut and paste the contents from here and email me with the following sentence at the top "I acknowledge the terms and conditions of the waiver below". Please use the words "Liability waiver" in the subject. 

Otherwise, I will email you a waiver.

The Nature of the Purusha (the seer) and how the scriptures say one can experience it 

It is said that the mind is like a movie theater with images and sounds constantly played in it. This is non-stop and happens even in dreams. Patanjali calls this movie theater of the mind, "Pratyaya". When the images and sounds subside, then what is seen (and possibly also heard) on this silver screen, is the reflection of the Purusha.

Balancing poses are exquisite because in order to balance, the mind has to attain some level of stillness. Balancing poses, in that way, provide a lot of rest for the mind even if we are able to balance for only a few seconds. Imagine someone next to you constantly talking into your ear. That is how the mind feels like. A break from this chatter is welcomed by all. That is why balancing poses seem "delicious".

The movie theater of the mind