The Satyananda Yoga tradition combines yoga and meditation with practical work in everyday life. This is called karma yoga. The extra energy which is released through yoga is directed into our daily lives in order to create balance.
As humans we are social creatures, and if we are not sharing what we have with others, we hold back our vital life energy. Karma yoga teaches us to work both for the benefit of ourselves and others.
Karma yoga is to tackle the tasks which lie in front of us with devotion.
On longer retreats, we have a period of 1 to 1 ½ hours daily with karma yoga. This might be preparing food, working in the garden or in the woods, cleaning or doing carpentry. You may discover the pleasure of doing something you have not done before
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