WE DID IT! Welcome to Day 10 of the Yoga Anytime Self-Care Challenge
. So happy you’re here. So proud of you for all of the hard work you’ve done.
Today’s focus is the final niyama, ishvara pranidhana, or dedication to God.
God, of course, is a fraught word and topic. So many cultural, familial and personal stories are tied up in this word. So part of the work here is to locate its essence. What is the essence of God to you?
Vastness, wonder, love…is my experience of God.
What would happen if we dedicated ourselves to the qualities we know as God?
The Yoga Sutras say that, “Perfection in samadhi arises from dedication to God.” Samadhi is pure presence, where seeing, seer and the seen merge.
Really and truly, this entire process, this entire practice is a dedication to love. To love the self-completely, we open ourselves up to the vast field of love and this brings us into alignment with order of things. We end at the beginning, with non-violation, with love.
Remember, this is a living, evolving practice. Your real life will feed your practice and your practice will enable you to feast upon your life.
Thank you so much for joining us on the Yoga Anytime Self-Care Challenge. Please stay in touch about how your practice evolves and grows.
Join us for the 10 Day Self-Care Challenge with Kelly Sunrose.