The Kaivalya Pada is the fourth chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In this chapter is a detailed explanation of the levels of samadhi (enlightenment), and also the true qualities of a yogi.
The Sutras give us a guide to spiritual freedom, but for each practitioner, it is a very personal path, and within the eight-fold path of yoga there are more specific paths defined that one may follow.
Karma Yoga is the path of action, yoga as done through acts or duties.
Jña-na Yoga is the path of knowledge, yoga as done through study and discriminative knowledge.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion, putting love into every thought and action in life.
As we follow one of these paths specifically, or a mixture of all of them, when practiced well and with devotion, we will all find the freedom we seek.
A lecture and discussion of these topics is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Pranayama Yoga Studio, 517 E. State St. Cost is $10.
For more information, contact Jennie Williford at (815) 209-6676 or visit www.yogarockford.com.
from the Sept. 19 – 25, 2007, issue