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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