The Yoga Sutras: Practicing Non-Attachment without Becoming Detached

By
Tracy Weber, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
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The concepts of attachment and non-attachment are mentioned several times in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Asana, on the other hand, is only mentioned as a preparation for meditation. So though most people think asana is the be-all and end-all in yoga, practicing non-attachment is significantly more important. But what is non-attachment, exactly, and what does it imply about how we relate to our world?

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