Jiva Jam

Jiva Jam

A yoga retreat with the animals at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Yoga, music, workshops, vegan food, nature, farm animals, and more!

Yoga | Equal Vision w/John Smrtic

In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advises Arjuna that an enlightened being sees with sama darshinah, or equal vision.  In other words, for the yogi, the perception of “otherness” has dissolved, and seeing beyond form and cultural definition of value and utility, he or she sees all beings equally.  By cultivating spiritual vision we begin to see to the heart of the matter where the Beloved resides in all.  In this adventurous and invigorating Jivamukti Yoga class, with an always groovy soundtrack, a discussion of Bhagavad Gita verse 5.18 (Equal Vision) will serve as the springboard for a deep investigation into the forms we take on during an asana class and how reliance on the eyes through the lens of cultural conditioning and our perception of “other” can be an impediment on our path to yoga.