The WISDOM Podcast with Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses | The Fifth Limb |  The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E65

PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses | The Fifth Limb | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E65

July 24, 2022

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PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses ~ 

The Fifth Limb of The Yoga Sutras

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 65

 

~ See without the senses distracting or pulling the mind,  ~

💜

 

*Pratyahara is the fifth limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system—also called the eight-limbed path of the yoga sutras—and it serves as a foundation for the practice of meditation.

 

Through meditation, you can better understand how to hone your awareness, connect to the present moment, and find inner peace or calm.

 

In the practice of pratyahara you draw your mind inward ~ you release the urge to immediately react to incoming sensation. You approach stilling the mind by shifting the act of sensing from an external to an internal orientation.

 

Through the practice of pratyahara, you develop concentrative powers that could be called supra ~ above sensory because the act of seeing or feeling becomes heightened to a tremendous degree. It is as though you have new eyes and ears, new senses. You perceive colour more vividly and enjoy your food more, and as you truly wake your senses, you awaken to and value the inner psychological and spiritual dimensions that are the substance and source of what you feel, see, taste, smell and hear.

 

Your attention in the practice of pratyahara is directed inwards, being totally aware of where the impulse to breathe in and breathe out arises. The total awareness of this itself is pratyahara – or drawing one’s attention into and within oneself.

 

 

I liken this to what I call a state of bliss. And yes it is a state of being that you can live in as you practice pratyahara ad as you seek to live this state more of the time – especially during the practice of meditation, mindfulness, inner contemplation, presence in this moment.

 

 

Join me for this beautiful exploration of the fourth limb of the Yoga Sutras ~ PRATYAHARA.

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

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More WISDOM and resources on The Yoga Sutras:

 

* Yoga Nidra for Deep Healing and Relaxation  [YouTube]

* Yoga Nidra 'Inspired Consciousness'  [YouTube]

 

* How to Breathe Deeply with Pranayama Breathing  [with dorothy]

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good ~ The Self-Healing Benefits of Deep Breathing: What You Need to Know  [The WISDOM BLOG]

 

* ASANA ~ A State of Being  [Podcast S3 E61]

 

The Niyamas Series

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3 E49]  * The Niyamas Series: 1/5

* SANTOSHA ~ Contentment  [Podcast S3 E51]  * The Niyamas Series: 2/5

* TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline  [Podcast S3 E53]  * The Niyamas Series: 3/5

* SVADHYAYA ~Self-Study  [Podcast S3 E55]  * The Niyamas Series: 4/5

* ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender  [Podcast S3 E57]  * The Niyamas Series: 5/5

 

The Yamas Series

* APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment  [Podcast S3 E47]  * The Yamas Series: 5/5

* BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess  [Podcast S3 E45]  * The Yamas Series: 4/5

* ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing  [Podcast S3 E43]  * The Yamas Series: 3/5

* SATYA ~ Truthfulness  [Podcast S3 E41]  * The Yamas Series: 2/5

* AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence  [Podcast S3 E39]  * The Yamas Series: 1/5

 

 

* The 10 Sacred Habits of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

* The Four Essential Principles of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

 

* Self-Love is 'Being Love'  [Podcast Episode S3 E29]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

The Birth of Meditation In Your Life | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E16

The Birth of Meditation In Your Life | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E16

January 23, 2022

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The Birth of Meditation in Your Life.

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 16

- Your inner sanctuary is what builds and sustains your outer life. -

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“Let’s make it official! You’ve just up levelled your meditation experience with me!”

 

If you’ve been listening to the podcast you know that I cover topics of spiritual and practical wisdom. This podcast is a medium for me to share with you what we might discuss in a client session of therapy and coaching, and what may be a recommendation for a new meditation for you to try...

 

I’ve also dedicated some episodes just for that – to share a meditation that is meant to evoke the space and the guidance to help you experience quiet moments and moments that are not so quiet because now you are hearing everything that was silenced before.

 

Meditation opens you to listen more deeply; to the world within. Meditation allows you to calibrate your inner world with the perceptions you live in the world around you. This means that the inner peace that you hold becomes the peace that you live; and in all of your encounters with others.

 

Meditation is to listen to the space that you exist in; your physical environment – the kids playing downstairs, the neighbour's dog barking as someone walks by on the street; the ambient music playing in the background, the furnace that just turned off. Maybe you have observed your brain – noticing what feels like neurons firing up; you can literally feel yourself awakening to your full cognitive functioning.

 

It could be the coffee but nonetheless, you are present to it; perceptive in ways that you have not noticed before.

 

So are you ready? Let's dive into together - let's birth this!  Your free form meditation practice experience of 5 minutes is about to ease you into one of the most incredible states of being.

 

This is your first step. Whether right now with me or after you listen to the rest of this audio, let’s together witness the space and time of now for five minutes. Begin here because in five minutes your whole life can change.

 

 

If you would like to experience other guided meditation with me, you must check out The Wisdom Archives: a digital sanctuary of guided meditations, mindfulness musings, spiritual teachings, and best practices for your mental wellness.  Enjoy the free content here and then subscribe.  Your monthly membership is your access to everything here!  New content is added weekly!  Namaste! 🙏

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

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More  m e d i t a t i o n  and  l o v e:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

* The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N C E  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 Bonus Episode 3

P R E S E N C E | The WISDOM podcast | S2 Bonus Episode 3

August 22, 2021

p r e s e n c e

The WISDOM podcast  S2  Bonus Episode 3

 

Here I offer the ways in which to think about presence during meditation and how to live in a state of presence in the moments of your life.

Presence teaches you how to willfully enjoy life’s moments, how to allow them in; to accept what they have to offer; to flourish in the experience of them, and to trust that everything by means of each singular moment is meaningful; each moment is significant.

 

When you practice presence, you become attuned to what is around you. You become more aware of the inward dwelling space of your inner being; and what allows you to witness yourself – your true nature – as the purest aspect of what you are.

 

Try this simple practice of presence for a moment with me. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. Soften into what you feel. Notice your heartbeat beneath the hand that you gently hold unto your heart center.

 

Presence is about joining in the moments of your life as they are already unfolding; and riding the wave of each moment; being one with them.

It is in this way that the practice of presence opens you. It draws you into the richness of the life you are living; and for seeing and experiencing more.

 

Sending you great love....

💜

Namaste🙏

 

More Spiritual Love, More P R E S E N C E...

Watch the Video: The New Consciousness

The Spiritual Practice of  p r e s e n c e  [ The WISDOM podcast S2 E23]

The Practice of P R E S E N C E  [The WISDOM BLOG]

The Ultimate Self-Love Toolkit

Visit The School of WISDOM here

Check out my Free Online Course: The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Four: PURPOSE  |  The WISDOM podcast  S2 E68

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Four: PURPOSE | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E68

May 2, 2021

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

Part Four:  P U R P O S E

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 68

 

Here we are. This episode rounds out this very special ‘how to’ meditation series of the four essential principles of meditation.

 

These are the foundational elements that will guide you in a successful practice of meditation and these are also the four elements that will lead you into the most beautiful experiences of your life.

 

If you’ve struggled with how to meditate; how to build a sustainable practice and a beautiful ritual; if you would like to have further gentle guidance that affirms the benefits of meditation and how it helps you in other areas of your life; “these principles are the path and the tools to your holy grail.” They are the masterful, integral elements to guide and support you as you begin your practice or nourish an existing one.

 

Meditation is something that teaches us how to go within to feel comfort and peace, to reclaim the path home – and into our self; and to quiet the thoughts that stir and rouse; that keep us distracted and far removed from accessing our inner state of calm and Zen - and meditation is one path into your inner wisdom, and the truth that lives within you.

 

Here in this fourth and final part of the essential principles of meditation, we examine the principle of purpose. As you listen on, consider how this final element is the beautiful accompaniment to the other three principles: that of presence, allowing and will; since purpose is what identifies and ignites the importance for why you choose to meditate; why you develop faith in its cumulative benefit – even if “nothing” seems to be happening at the surface – just yet; and how you witness the greater meaning and purpose of your practice beyond what you experience during meditation itself.

 

So let’s dive into this fourth principle and its true potential for supporting a beautiful practice and the approach that you bring to all of life. 💜

 

 

Resources

* Reclaim Your Life: The Path to Living Awakened  [Podcast Episode] 

* This Is Your Calm: Breath Meditation  [Guided Meditation]

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good: What You Need To Know  [The WISDOM Blog]

* The School of WISDOM [Online Courses, Workshops, Trainings]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

* The School of WISDOM  [Get the FREE Course here!]

Video 4 - P U R P O S E

 

 

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternellwww.eternell.net/album/illuvia

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Cove' (Meditation)

 

 

 

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Three: WILL  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E66

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Three: WILL | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E66

April 25, 2021

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

Part Three:  W I L L

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 66

 

In this episode we dive in to part three of a four-part series of the essential principles of meditation.

 

Whether you meditate daily or every once in awhile; whether you are looking to return to a regular practice that you once cultivated, or deepen the experiences you have, you shall as you embrace each of these four principles, have all that you need to witness and know one of the most experiences of life.

Let these four essential principles be the pillars of your experience, both in meditation and also what you live in daily life for each of these will serve you in the best possible way; to live awake, to be present to the moments of life that exist for you; and to witness using all of your senses.

 

This third essential principle is so very important for your practice. It sets the tone for what you will experience without pressure or expectation. Will guides the mind and the heart. It is a powerful representation of how you manifest and co-create your life and it offers much abundance to the experience that you will have during meditation.

 

W I L L is the language of your heart’s desire; of decisions that you make to guide and support you through all things. W I L L is the resolve you hold to see something of value and importance through to completion. It is will that ensures your success beyond intention for will is the dedication and pursuit that is needed to take an idea, a desire, an intention and to transform this into the physical material reality that you live.

 

Let W I L L be a demonstration of your inner peace; your desires revealed with love and for the betterment of your life.

 

 

 

Resources

* Reclaim Your Life: The Path to Living Awakened  [Podcast Episode] 

* The Six Secrets to Manifest Your Miracles  [Podcast Episode]

* 'I AM': A Manifesting Mantra to Begin Each Day With Love and Gratitude  [YouTube Video]

* Peace Unto Me: A Reflective Contemplative Meditation [Guided Meditation]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

The School of WISDOM  [Get the FREE Course here!]

* Video 3 - W I L L

 

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternellwww.eternell.net/album/illuvia

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Cove' (Underwater)

 

 

 

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Two: ALLOWING  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E64

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Two: ALLOWING | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E64

April 18, 2021

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

Part Two:  A L L O W I N G

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 64

 

In this episode we dive in to part two of a four-part series of the essential principles of meditation.

 

Whether you meditate daily or every once in awhile; whether you are looking to return to a regular practice that you once cultivated, or deepen the experiences you have, you shall as you embrace each of these four principles, have all that you need to witness and know one of the most experiences of life.

Let these four essential principles be the pillars of your experience, both in meditation and also what you live in daily life for each of these will serve you in the best possible way; to live awake, to be present to the moments of life that exist for you; and to witness using all of your senses.

 

Here in part two, we dive into allowing and the true benefit of being receptive; to be inclusive of your experiences - both in meditation and in all of life.

 

In meditation, allowing is the open awareness of all that you observe and witness in the absence of judgment. You can witness something and accept that it is already here in the physical world – unchangeable – and you can choose in the very next moment what you will bring into your life through your deliberate actions and the holding of presence as you focus inward; perhaps unto your heart center or your breath. Out of the present moment you observe yourself in calm – in now.

 

The principle of allowing teaches you to be inclusive; and to accept what you witness. The choices you make out of this moment empower you; to continue to observe; to learn, to seek greater understanding as when you may wish to sit with what emotions you are experiencing for a time and to take right action towards what is desired.

 

The teaching of this principle helps you to develop your ability to witness first; and then out of the ability to allow your experience you may then be guided out of this knowledge to choose based on what is right and best for you.

 

 

 

 

Resources

* Freedom to Love: A Prose Meditation [Guided Meditation]

* A Breath Meditation for Healing Pain [Guided Meditation]

* Finding Joy: A Prose Meditation [Guided Meditation]

* Peace Unto Me: A Reflective Contemplative Meditation [Guided Meditation]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

* The School of WISDOM [Get the FREE Course here!]

* Video 2 - A L L O W I N G

 

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternellwww.eternell.net/album/illuvia

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Birth of an Ocean'

 

 

 

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part One: PRESENCE  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E62

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part One: PRESENCE | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E62

April 11, 2021

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

Part One:  P R E S E N C E

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 62

 

Meditation is the art of deliberate focus and attention unto a single point or object. There are different ways that you can meditate.

 

To meditate is to live in the knowledge and grace of what is here before you; to witness “what is” – in this moment. In the present moment you witness a state of inner peace and calm that is always present within you; and that which you may attune to both during meditation and in other moments of your life. One of the benefits of a regular practice is to more easily return to and live in the inner calm that exists within you.

 

This is the first of a four-part series designed to help you begin a 10-15 minute self-directed practice that you can lead yourself through with confidence. These four foundational principles are also helpful to inspire your existing practice, and to build further on the skills that you already have.

 

The first of four essential principles of meditation is that of PRESENCE.

 

Presence is: the idea of attention and mindful awareness to what you observe here and in each moment

This means to notice when you are thinking about the past or future so you may actively return your attention to here... and now.

 

When you live in the presence of this moment; and for each moment – as the only moment that is truly important; and in which you are able to effect change; to choose; to take thoughtful and deliberate actions, to feel; to witness life unfolding and to imagine in the present what is desired of the future. There is no other moment in which to live from.

 

Resources
* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good  [The WISDOM BLOG Post]

* The Five Best '5-Minute' Mindfulness and Meditation Life Hacks [Podcast Episode]

* To Live In The Present Moment + Guided Meditation [Podcast Episode]

* The School of WISDOM  [Get the Free Course here!]

* Video 1 - P R E S E N C E

 

Guided Meditations for the practice of p r e s e n c e

Point of Light

Breath as the Sacred Moment of Wonder

Mindful Presence

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternellwww.eternell.net/album/illuvia

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Dancing With Wind'

 

 

 

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