The Practice of Kriya Yoga attenuates the obstacles

and promotes Samadhi

2:2 samadhibhavanarthah kleshatanukaranarthasca

 

Lesson Two

Video 1: Spirit & Nature

"The Tao doesn’t come and go. It is always

present everywhere, just like the sky.

If your mind is clouded, you won’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there."

~Hua Hu Ching-Brian Walker

Video 3:Timing & Patience

“When the body and mind are balanced and healthy, people will crave tastes that naturally keep them in a state of balance. However, when a person is out of balance and harmony, wisdom fails and the person begins to crave substances and tastes that keep them out of balance.”

~Dr. Marc Halpern

Video 2: Our Personality Needs Softening

Help me to remember that virtue, though bitter of taste in the beginning, eventually becomes nectar; and evil is that which tastes sweet in the beginning, but always acts as poison in the end.”

~Paramahansa Yogananda-Whispers from Eternity

 

Video 4: Summary

 

Lesson Two Homework

Use your journal to work on the following; make sure you put a date and location.

(It will help when you review your journal, months or years later)

  • What is your worst personality trait? Be honest. It is probably the first thought that came to mind. Work on softening that over the next few months.

  • Recognize if you become more emotional with certain people or at times of the month. Log this information in your journal and try to be more aware before the trigger is released.

  • How well to you adapt to change or the unexpected?

  • Which of the 6 tastes do find yourself gravitating to mostly? Can you connect it to any need you may have that is not being fulfilled on some level?

 

In the Kitchen:

Video 5: Lentil Dumpling Sambar with Green Beans & Coconut

 

Video 6: Cooking Video-Continued

 

Lesson Two Recipes

To bring the second sutra alive in the kitchen, think of the number 6 when asked

what Kriya Yoga is. Actually it is 5:1.

The practice of kriya yoga attenuates the obstacles (there are 5) and promotes Samadhi.

Let’s learn this by association.

There are 6 tastes:

Sweet                   Brown basmati rice

Sour                     Yoghurt

Salty                     Salt

Bitter                    Kale

Astringent             Lentils

Pungent                Chili