Yoga of relationships

Sri TKV Desikachar, my teacher, defined Yoga as a relationship. A relationship that brings wellbeing and peace. This is a very important message especially in today’s context where we are searching for meaning in the way we live our life and relate to people and the world around us.  As we continue to expand our virtual connections through technology and media, we also recognise that we are growing more and more isolated and individuated, living in a “bubble” so to speak. Are our relationships real or virtual? How can we live and relate to each other in ways that can bring better health and wellbeing? How can we dismantle structures that separate people and destroy the human spirit? 

Any form of crisis opens doors to greater possibilities. Going back to the roots of yoga, the 2000+ years old Yoga Sutra of Patanjali gives us just what we need now! 

Patanjali helps us meet the underlying tension and propensities of the human mind to create distortions in our perception and understanding of reality. He shows us how these distortions impact our relationships, how we treat ourselves and others. A disturbed mind not only impacts our health and wellbeing, it has far reaching influence on all dimensions of our individual and collective existence. 

However, we can choose to live our life with greater awareness, understanding and compassion. For those who yearn to create such a world, Yoga Sutra offers a few fundamental attitudes and practices that can calm and tune the mind towards harmony within and without. In fact, every interaction with the world can be an opportunity to practice yoga, moving us towards greater clarity within, from where wholesome actions and responses to the world can emerge.

Please join in this exploration of the lesser-known practices of yoga that can truly make a difference to our daily living, if we choose to live more consciously and commit to creating a better world together!

 The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – TKV Desikachar



By Saraswathi Vasudevan. 



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