The Niyamas | Ishvara Pranidhana

The final niyama is ishvara pranidhana--surrender to God.

In sanskrit, Ishvara is "the one who rules." The word is used much in the same way that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) uses the term "higher power."

Pranidhana means to "surrender."

This idea of living our lives as an act of devotion would seem to be a keystone in all of the people who have ever changed the world for the better.

Surrendering to Someone bigger than ourselves requires acknowledgment that we are not the ones in control.

Humility is a substantial daily discipline.

What could ishvara pranidhana look like for you in a practical way?

© Yogi with a Day JobMaira Gall