1/5/2014 – Yoga and Buddhism

Jackie traced for us the historical connections of Yoga and Buddhism, beginning from the Vedas and moving forward through the Upanishads, the teachings of Gautama Buddha, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, which contain among the offered methods of contemplation some of those that Prince Siddhartha would have studied and practiced before his enlightenment vigil at the Bodhi Tree.  In addition to the historical perspsective, Jackie guided us in some basic pranayama breathing and a restorative yogic pose, the traditional sivasana or corpse asana.