Part 6 of a 10-part invitation to inquiry centred on the yamas and niyamas described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  The full series is available at

Isvara pranidhana (dedication to the ideal of yoga) (niyama – Patanjali II.32 and II.45)

“Through orientation toward the ideal of pure awareness, one can achieve integration.”  (Hartranft)

“The perfection of pure contemplation comes from the dedication to the Lord of Yoga.” (Stoler Miller)

“Contemplation and its powers are attained through worship of God.” (Bouanchard)

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