According to BKS Iyengar in his English translation of and commentary to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali defines sādhanā as:
A discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a goal. Abhyāsa is repeated practice performed with observation and reflection. Kriyā, or action, also implies perfect execution with study and investigation. Therefore, sādhanā, abhyāsa, and kriyā all mean one and the same thing. A sādhaka, or practitioner, is one who skillfully applies...mind and intelligence in practice towards a spiritual goal.
Put simply, sadhana means dedicated practice. Typically, a modern day sadhana lasts 21, 30, or 40 days and will inevitably shake you free from your usual routine by creating more resonant habits in your life.
For the willing practitioner, participating in sadhana will, at the very least, create accountability and encourage you to actively show up and stick with your intentions of deeper connection to self.
21 DAYS LATER:
DEEPER RESONANCE WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL RADIANCE
My personal intention in this New Year is to connect with myself on a deeper level and create that same depth in close relationships. It’s also to offer opportunities for others who are interested to do the same.
In this 21 day Radiance Sadhana, I will be reading from one of my favorite books, the Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche. This book offers simple, short poems for contemplation.
This practice allows you to remember:
- your radical perfection of Divine Love.
- your ability to stay committed and devoted to yourself
- your innate power to be present
- your resonance with a deeper meaning
- your ability to stay calm in the midst of chaos
- your capacity to stay focused on your path
HOW IT WORKS
The day after you pay, your Sadhana will begin.
Once a day you will receive a short e-mail with a new practice, or a poem, that will inspire you and keep you on track.
7 of the emails will be a recording of a meditation and Surya Namaskar that you can practice at home.
WILL I HAVE THE TIME TO DO SADHANA IN THE MIDST OF A BUSY LIFE?
You participate as much as possible and remember that some practice is better than nothing. Try not to make it something else that you “need to do” but instead something that feeds you and fulfills your being.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You don’t need to have any previous experience with these teachings or with yoga for that matter. This is for anyone interested in shifting their life into more radiance and connection.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Daily practices and/or short awakening poems into your e-mail box
- 7 Tele-recordings/videos (every three days) offering you meditation, pranayam and yoga practices to deepen and integrate your connection.
WHAT IS THE COST?
For less than $1 a day you can experience this commitment and devotion to yourself. This first 21-day session is only $21.
You can go at your pace, your schedule and in your time. This is not about connecting with others either, so there will be no Facebook Forum, no shared email list. This is your personal journey to the remembrance of your radiance.. It’s about setting aside time for you – every, single day and then making that a habit you cannot live without. Once you witness the value of this time, and the shift that takes place in this devotion, you will know no other way.