In episode 58 of “The Art of Aging Mindfully,” we dive deep into the ancient wisdom of Yoga Sutra 1.12, exploring the dual means of attaining yoga through practice (abhyasa) and non-attachment (vairagya). This episode unpacks the essence of these powerful concepts and how they can illuminate the path toward a more centered and mindful aging process.

Non-attachment, in particular, is a practice that challenges many of us deeply. It compels us to examine our relationships with the material world, our desires, and even our perceptions of identity and success. I share my personal journey of decoding non-attachment and how this confrontational practice has transformed my approach to life, aging, and spirituality. The insights gained from this exploration can offer profound shifts in how we navigate the inevitable changes that come with aging.

Furthermore, we discuss practical ways to integrate the principles of abhyasa and vairagya into our daily lives, making the ancient teachings of Patanjali relevant and accessible for our modern journey toward mindful aging. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the concept of mindful aging, this episode offers valuable perspectives on cultivating a life of balance, peace, and fulfillment at any age.

Join us as we delve into these timeless teachings, offering reflections, anecdotes, and tips for embracing the art of aging with grace and intention. Episode 58 is not just about understanding the philosophy of yoga; it's about living it in the context of our daily lives and finding the beauty in letting go.

Thank you for tuning in to “The Art of Aging Mindfully.” Let's embark on this journey together, embracing the wisdom of yoga to age with mindfulness and joy.

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Dr. Edwin Bryant's Commentary on The Yoga Sutras

Swami Satchidananda's Commentary on The Yoga Sutras

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