Yoga's 8-Step Path to Awakening

20 Sessions Course Meditation & Mindfulness, Learning & Wisdom, Yoga
Yoga's 8-Step Path to Awakening

In this course, you'll learn:

  • Lessons from the eight limbs of yoga.
  • How to practice nonattachment and find more joy.

About this Course

Learn the ancient philosophy behind modern yoga for a more peaceful, awakened life.

About the Teacher

Tyagi Shurjo

Tyagi Shurjo

Since taking his monastic vows at the age of 21, Tyagi Shurjo has committed his life to the goal of self-realization. Shurjo serves in joy to spread the message of Paramhansa Yogananda and kriya yoga wherever he goes.
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20 Sessions

  1. Course Introduction
    Course Introduction
  2. What Is True Yoga?
    1. What Is True Yoga?
    Understand what yoga really meant to Patanjali and that the real goal of yoga is to neutralize our biased feelings in order to move toward complete unity with consciousness and to move toward our goals in our daily lives.
    23 min
  3. 8 Steps to Freedom
    2. 8 Steps to Freedom
    Understand the eight limbs of yoga and use them to move toward your goals—both spiritual and material.
    22 min
  4. Ahimsa (Nonviolence)
    3. Ahimsa (Nonviolence)
    Ahimsa (nonviolence) is a key virtue in yoga that promotes compassion and universal love toward all living things.
    18 min
  5. Satya (Non-lying, Truthfulness)
    4. Satya (Non-lying, Truthfulness)
    In yoga, practicing satya (truthfulness) means living and speaking in a way that aligns with your highest truth.
    17 min
  6. Asteya (Non-stealing)
    5. Asteya (Non-stealing)
    Manifest abundance through understanding asteya (non-stealing).
    18 min
  7. Aparigraha (Nonattachment)
    6. Aparigraha (Nonattachment)
    Use the fifth yama, aparigraha (nonattachment), to accept what is and to make room for all that's yet to come.
    18 min
  8. Brahmacharya (Non-sensuality)
    7. Brahmacharya (Non-sensuality)
    Tap into your senses and redirect prana (life force energy) toward intentional creativity.
    17 min
  9. Saucha (Cleanliness, Purity)
    8. Saucha (Cleanliness, Purity)
    Through the second limb of yoga, the niyamas, start manifesting balance and harmony to allow for more powerful meditations and a satisfied mind.
    18 min
  10. Santosha (Contentment)
    9. Santosha (Contentment)
    Incorporate contentment into your life, and cultivate joy in this moment.
    15 min
  11. Tapasya (Austerity)
    10. Tapasya (Austerity)
    Practice discipline to help control your energy and channel it in the direction you choose.
    16 min
  12. Svadhyaya (Self-Study, Introspection)
    11. Svadhyaya (Self-Study, Introspection)
    Through self-reflection and introspection, you'll learn how to take actionable steps forward to improve your life.
    18 min
  13. Ishvara Pranidhana (Devotion)
    12. Ishvara Pranidhana (Devotion)
    This practice of devotion and surrender will help you overcome many of life's obstacles.
    15 min
  14. Asana (Posture and Stillness)
    13. Asana (Posture and Stillness)
    The third limb of yoga, asana, trains the physical body in order to strengthen the mind.
    17 min
  15. Pranayama, Part 1: Principles of Energy Control
    14. Pranayama, Part 1: Principles of Energy Control
    You can create and control energy through breath and body movement.
    20 min
  16. Pranayama, Part 2: Energy, Will, and Magnetism
    15. Pranayama, Part 2: Energy, Will, and Magnetism
    Breathwork strengthens the connection between body and mind.
    19 min
  17. Pratyahara (Interiorization of Prana and the Senses)
    16. Pratyahara (Interiorization of Prana and the Senses)
    Expand your understanding of prana (life force energy), and discover how to attract your best life.
    19 min
  18. Dharana (Concentration)
    17. Dharana (Concentration)
    Dharana is a state of total focus—where the mind can relax into deep meditation.
    19 min
  19. Dhyana (Meditation and Absorption)
    18. Dhyana (Meditation and Absorption)
    Immerse yourself fully into your meditation.
    18 min
  20. Samadhi (Complete Unity of Consciousness)
    19. Samadhi (Complete Unity of Consciousness)
    True spiritual enlightenment, samadhi, is the highest state of consciousness achieved through meditation.
    21 min
  21. Putting It All Together
    20. Putting It All Together
    Live your practice for more peace daily.
    33 min