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Yoga as Seen Through the Eyes of the Sages

What does it mean to see yoga “through the eyes of the sages”? Yoga is the experience that enables us to see life as a continuous blossoming of the life force. Yoga teaches us how to cultivate the needs of our body and mind, and infuses us with the confidence to create our own destiny. The practices that help us become aware of the expanded nature of our consciousness—that teach us to demolish the wall that divides one individual, society, and cultural entity from another and help us discover our relationship with higher divinity—are yoga.

As yogis, we can prepare ourselves to be a wonderful part of the transformation sweeping the globe only when we can see yoga not just from the point of view of our little short-term gains, but in a much bigger way. Even 1 percent of this knowledge can bring about a great revolution in our own personal and collective healing, happiness, and empowerment.

Panditji explains how, as custodians of yoga wisdom and tradition, we can make an effort to see yoga as the sages did. Learn how we can bring the spirit of yoga into the 21st century as we study and practice the wisdom embodied by the ancient scriptures and sages.

In this lecture from the 2017 YogaNext Conference, Panditji explains how, as custodians of yoga wisdom and tradition, we can make an effort to see yoga as the sages did. Learn how we can bring the spirit of yoga into the 21st century as we study and practice the wisdom embodied by the ancient scriptures and sages.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 46 mins

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Source: YogaNext Conference, 2017

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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