Truth of Yoga - Daniel Simpson

It’s often said that yoga means union, but in Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra the goal is the opposite – the isolation of spirit from matter. Yet despite the text’s modern popularity, its underlying philosophy has been overshadowed. It’s also debatable whether its system has “eight limbs”, since it mostly says practice is one-pointed focus, while everything else is a helpful preliminary. This session will explore these anomalies to see what they reveal about the history of yoga.