Committing to a Home Practice

Beginning Again.
and Again.
and Again.

Let’s honor the year’s turning and ask ourselves, What am I longing for in my body, mind, spirit and life circumstances?

For me, the answer is almost always strength, clarity, and sustainability in my daily life and beyond. My daily sadhana—practice— reminds me of my deepest longing and calls my attention back to that which sustains me.

Through committing to home practice, we honor our path to deeper inner connection and begin to live our practice. We show up for the ups and downs of life and find the center point. This is the tapas (fervor) it takes to begin to turn our drishti (gaze) inward and see things as they are and not only through our myriad of misperceptions.

They say it takes 40 days to make something a habit, and so over 40 days we will devote ourselves, in the context of virtual community, to daily practice. We’ll commit to sitting in the fire of practice to learn from, play with, struggle against, and deeply immerse in practice.

Our 40 day practice will be structured in four segments, to help sustain our focus and build the tools for a self-reflective home practice.

  • Tapas | building the commitment for practice

  • Svadhyaya | self-study, exploring our own path and commitment

  • Ishvara Pranidhana | surrender, finding ease in practice

  • Sustainability | creating a lasting commitment

So, here it is: I’m committing to 40 days of practice in January and February. I invite you will join me and the global community to return again and again to this practice.

 

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