Svadhyaya is self-study. Sometimes this niyama is thought to mean perpetual study of texts and techniques, or the continual acquiring of new knowledge. More truly, svadhyaya is the study of the self. It is meditation and awareness. It is watching the way one reacts through different life-situations, it is understanding the true constituency of the individual, it is the self-asking and self-answering of questions. We are all divine already, through self-study we at first see glimmers of our divinity and eventually are able to bask in it.
Enjoy the explanation, exploration, and experience of Svadhyaya with Paul – transformational healer, master meditator, and long-time yogi!
To see more in our series of Yamas and Niyamas, please view our Yamas and Niyamas Youtube playlist. All these videos were recorded during sessions of our Class of ’17 Yoga College – 200hr yoga teacher training.