Isvara pranidhana relates to the practice of devotion to God or to something larger then yourself. Patanjali’s reference to the divine in the Yoga Sutras is not restrictive to a particular conventional God but rather a universal divine force. According to Patanjali, liberation can be achieved without devotion to God however this is seen as a subtle and dangerous path, which results in growth of the ego. Liberation through devotion to God is the safest and happiest pathway wh
I know going on a retreat can be a big decision, and anytime you need to make a big decision it's only natural that certain concerns will arise.
When it comes to retreats, we've heard a series of common concerns from you guys and wanted to talk a bit about them.
There are some myths about retreats, but there are also many legitimate concerns.
I'll try to answer them here starting with...
1. Retreats cost too much for me to go on
It's certainly true that retreats can