Ishvara Pranidhana – A Practice of Surrender

 Surrender can be described as the practice within yoga of letting go of struggle and control. It is linked to the concept of trust. Surrender, as a practice, is referred to by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras as the niyama of ishvara pranidhana, which means “to surrender to God [or higher power].” It is said that this is a crucial step on the path to samadhi, which is the ultimate goal of yoga. Continue reading