one’s own nature

Svarū­pa, from its San­skrit roots, means “one’s own nature”. The essence of Yoga — both mod­ern and ancient — has sought to direct our human expe­ri­ence back to its source. This move­ment or flow inwards to an “own cen­tre” is a path which allows a deep­er con­nec­tion with Self. It pro­motes clar­i­ty and insight and the path itself con­tributes to our basic san­i­ty and good­ness, which in turn flows out­wards to our envi­ron­ment and community.

Yog­ic and Bud­dhist thought acknowl­edge the inher­it­ed suf­fer­ing of life. But through the prac­tices of still­ness, breath, move­ment and the rela­tion­ship to the qual­i­ties of love, there is a path to reduce that suffering.

One can cul­ti­vate a sense of ease and wis­dom that tran­scends fear and con­fu­sion. There is also the pos­si­bil­i­ty of accep­tance and com­pas­sion to under­stand how things are and a rest­ing into our imper­fec­tion — our nature. This allows a more relaxed sense of ‘being’, which then allows evolution.

Here is a space ded­i­cat­ed to tech­niques, explo­ration and inquiry into some of the use­ful prac­tices that help along a path to Svarūpa.

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