Ishvara Pranidhana – written by Sophie Nusselder –
Success in the trance comes by complete surrender to God* –
Iswara Paranidhana means ‘surrender’. Practicing yoga helpes us realize we are not the masters of this universe. There is a wisdom and strength where everything comes from. In all major yoga philosophies surrender (bhakti) is regarded as the essence of the yogic path.
We can learn to have faith and trust in God (Iswara) and self-surrender to it (Pranidhana). Through dedication we become reminded of our connection to a higher power, something greater than ourselves. By doing this our yoga practice can become sacred and filled with grace, inner peace, and abounding love.
*Source: Four chapters of freedom: Swami Satyananada Saraswati