Yoga Sunday – The 8th Limb – Samadhi


Happy YOGA Sunday!  We just enjoyed a great yoga workshop on Partner Stretches and we’re feeling super bendy, yay!


In today’s blog post we’re talking about the final, 8th Limb of Yoga, and the hardest one to wrap your brain around!  It’s called “Samadhi”. The path to samadhi flows through the previous 7 Limbs of Yoga, as pictured above.

Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, describes “samadhi” as “ecstasy” or “pure bliss.”  Basically, samadhi is a state of enlightenment that you reach through meditation, by transcending yourself and realizing your interconnectedness to all things!  Whether you can experience

This pure state of bliss can only be reached by consistent practice and devotion.  It is the goal for all yogis and spiritual seekers.

There is some debate about whether you can experience “glimpses of samadhi” and come back from them, or if true samadhi can only be attained by transcending your physical body permanently.

Guess we’ll just have to find out when we get there!