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Surrender / Allowing / Accepting / Changing Perspective / Letting Go / Creating Space / Letting Things Be (Themes for Yoga Teachers)


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Theme Readings Overview

In this curation of readings, we explore teachings on surrender, which might also be called allowing, accepting, letting go, or creating space.  (See the menu above for related topics such as Impermanence, Grief, Causes of Suffering and more.)

Objective

Be prepared to teach the philosophy and practice of surrender.

Description

Provide a number of ways to define surrender. Explain what it does NOT mean in yoga, but is a common meaning in mainstream use. Be aware of some expected reactions by students who associate the word with the mainstream meaning. Discuss the relationship between (and potential misunderstandings about) the topics of surrender, motivation and action. Provide a brief statement describing what we are allowing when we surrender. Share inspirational readings on this topic.

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