SVADHYAYA - The fourth Niyama: Self-Study, knowing yourself, peeling the layers of the "onion" through self discovery which requires Tapas: discipline, self-reflection and self-observation creates the path to freedom ✨✨ True freedom resides within. Yoga asana practice, meditation, as well as the path of Jnana yoga : study of old texts, books, sacred scriptures, inspiring biographies, are all ways to understand the deeper layers of one's self. Learning from our mistakes, as well as the mistakes of others. Observing our minds. Learning our #Samskaras 🌿 We become witness and recognize our belief systems. Knowing we don't always know : we come closer and closer to our true identity : the #atman pure awareness and consciousness, and we surrender to Isvara - in trust ✨✨ we surrender to God / love / higher power / the universe 🙏🏼💫💫💫🌟☀️☄️🌙💫 #theniyamas #svadhyaya #patanjali #shantipeaceproject #yoga #yogaphilosophy #eightlimbsofyoga #peace #love #trikonasana