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Yoga Basics News  •  No.171  •  February 19, 2015  



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From the Founder

Cultivating and deepening shraddha (faith) is an essential component in the path of yoga. Heartfelt faith strengthens our focus, intentions and confidence while increasing one’s energy, courage and stamina. Sri Aurobindo tells us “When the doubts of the intellect assails, the heart wavers, the mind sinks with disappointed desire, shraddha will remain firm and resist all attempts of defeat.”

The quality and type of your faith is a reflection of your inner world. The Bhagavad Gita proclaims that your guna or energetic state determines the quality of your faith (17.2) and one should work to maintain a sattvic (pure/good-hearted) shraddha. Thus, to purify, strengthen and deepen shraddha, consume sattvic foods, study the scriptures and teachings of yoga, establish a daily yoga and meditation practice, and let go of anything that does not promote equanimity in your life.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
YogaBasics.com

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