Nine Obstacles and Seven Practices

In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles (antarayas) that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom.

We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them.

In order to work through the obstacles, we’re given seven ideas for practice.

Here are 8 sermons to support your study of these important teachings:

The Obstacles and Symptoms:

What stands in the way of your inner freedom?
Yoga Sutra 1.30-32

The Practices:

Four Qualities of the Heart
Yoga Sutra 1.33

The Stillness Between Breaths
Yoga Sutra 1.34

The Powerful Senses
Yoga Sutra 1.35

The Radiant Light Within
Yoga Sutra 1.36

A Mind Without Attachment
Yoga Sutra 1.37

The Wisdom of Dreams and Deep Sleep
Yoga Sutra 1.38

What do you want to focus on?
Yoga Sutra 1.39