Utilizing Kriyayoga –  Yoga of Action to Cultivate a Positive Mind-State with Patricia Walden

By Published On: December 30th, 2020
Sunday, January 24, 2021
1:00PM – 3:30PM EST
3:30PM – 4:00PM EST Special Q&A session with Patricia
Yoga Without Borders Project presents:
Utilizing Kriyayoga –
Yoga of Action to Cultivate a Positive Mind-State
with Patricia Walden
nehaabhikramanaashosti pratyavayo na vidyate |
svalpamapyasya dharmasya traayate mahato bhayaat
Bhagavad Gita – Ch. II verse 40
No effort on the yoga path is ever lost, nor can any obstacle hold one back forever.
Just a little progress on the path can protect one from the greatest fear.
तपःस्वाध्यायेश्वरप्रणिधानानि क्रियायोगः॥१॥
tapaḥ svādhyāya Iśvarapraṇidhānāni kriyāyogaḥ
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras II.I

This workshop is designed for those dealing with stress and depression. Join Advanced Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Patricia Walden for this special workshop on depression as we explore how our practice can establish a pathway towards a positive mind-state.

Kriyayoga, the yoga of action, encompasses three elements; tapas (effort), svādhyāya (self-awareness), and Iśvarapraṇidhānāni (connection with something greater). These three aspects play a key role in a well-developed practice of yoga. Yoga can show you that what you do with your body has a profound impact on your emotions. Standing tall with your legs firm, chest lifted and spine elongating (tapas) – sends a message to the world – and more importantly to your own mind – that you are grounded, happy and in tune with your surroundings. Working with intention and awareness (svādhyāya), will allow you to establish a relationship between body and mind, and develop trust and confidence in listening to the messages your body sends. By taking time, to be quiet, to observe the body and pay attention to the breath, you will feel a connection with something greater (Iśvarapraṇidhānāni).

“Take a step, despite how tiny.” This was the recommendation of B.K.S. Iyengar to Patricia Walden some 40 years ago when she sought assistance to manage repeating clinical depression. Patricia states that, “gradually, with one small action at a time, development can and also will certainly be made.”

Kriyāyoga means an action plan for acquiring a calm and tranquil mind, an action plan for reaching an absolutely still state of mind. In other words, kriyāyoga means to put the theory of yoga into practice.

*Recordings Available for 2 weeks following the workshop.

Two years of Iyengar yoga recommended
Fees: $45; Early Bird by January 19 – $35
International students email susanelena@iycwm.com for information on discounts to help with exchange rates.

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