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Season 1 - Episode 7

Day 6: Renounce and Rejoice

75 min - Practice
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Our spiritual nature is like the Lotus Flower: floating serenely on top of the mud, grounded, unblemished, and free. The final chapters of The Bhagavad Gita guide us to be simply an observer of the natural fluctuations of the world, the Gunas. By renouncing our stories, reactions, attachments, and Ego and remaining centered and unmoved by either the pleasant or the unpleasant inevitabilities of life, we may find inner tranquility, like a lotus flower floating serenely on muddy waters. In Day 6, we move through an opening sequence to loosen the spine and fire up the center, explore the uplifting energy of Uddiyana Bandha, and embody the rooted, free spirit of the Lotus in a challenging hip-opening arm balance practice. We meditate on balancing the bravery it takes to be who we are with the need to let go in the midst of turmoil and chaos.

In this video, Jasmine references The Living Gita by Sri Swami Sachidananda.

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This course has renewed my desire to do more Gītā study. (In fact, my Sanskrit teacher had recently suggested that we dive back in at some point. We're exploring the Rāmāyana right now! A long journey!). Thank you, Jasmine, for designing this course and for guiding us through. I so appreciate the authenticity and depth of what you've shared with us: your personal journey and how the Gītā has helped you along the way. Blessings.   : )
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What a beautiful course & experience! I hope you do more in depth course like these. The essence of real yoga. Jai ma!
What a powerful, deep, and beautiful course . Thank you so much! I appreciate you ❤️
This has been an incredible, deep and powerful journey. Thank you, i appreciate you Jasmine. I hope to have more journey's like this with you  

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