Yoga Lesson: Self-Mastery

The Sanskrit word Jaya translates into both “victory” and “self-mastery.” Self mastery is the ability to harness and control your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The practice of yoga inherently creates both a path of self-mastery and a feeling of victory. The attainment of self-mastery can be used to produce right action (dharma) and desired personal changes at will. When a level of mastery has been accomplished through yoga there is a sense of victory over the obstacles and challenges that were overcome, and this feeling of victory further encourages us to attain mastery of our whole being.

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May we attain mastery over the body, mind and spirit and may these victories bring us joy, peace and harmony.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.  – Leonardo da VinciBy mastery comes wisdom. – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than the taking of a city. – Jesus

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. – Napoleon Hill


Ujjayi Pranayama, Down Dog, Warrior I, Warrior II, Tree, Chair, Bound Angle, Bridge.

Home Work

Create a list of the areas of your life where you have a sense of mastery as well as the areas where the attainment of mastery is possible and desirable. [/am4show]

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