Self-Inquiry for Self-Clarity

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Course Overview

What is self-inquiry (vichara)? Many of us have heard of this practice but may not have received a lot of instruction on how to do it. In this program, Parayoga founder Rod Stryker shares several approaches you can take to self-inquiry, and then outlines one very specific approach in detail. This approach to practice is designed to help you unearth a fundamental desire that is specific to you. A desire that, when fulfilled, can lead to more clarity, happiness, and personal growth. After getting to the root of your desire, you’ll also learn how to develop a strategic plan for fulfilling it going forward.

Begin now and learn how you can use this highly practical approach to self-inquiry to cultivate more joy and abundance in your life.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1hr to complete

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Section 1
  • What is self-inquiry? Many of us have heard of this practice but haven’t received a lot of instruction on how to do it. In this introductory module, Rod explains several ways you can use yoga to better understand yourself. He also outlines the specific way you’ll practice self-inquiry in this program and how this particular approach can benefit you.
  • In this module, Rod begins by talking about the cause of suffering from a yogic perspective. He then shares a short self-inquiry practice you can use to look at a challenging circumstance in your life with more clarity and objectivity.
  • In this module, you’ll take the process of self-inquiry further. Rod shares how every experience has a root desire and leads you through a series of questions that you can use to trace an experience back to its root desire. He then invites you to engage in this process on your own to see what you uncover.
  • In this module, Rod helps you gain a clearer understanding of the source of your desire and shows you how to develop an action plan for fulfilling it.
  • In this final module, Rod re-affirms the importance of the practice of self-inquiry and explains how it can lead to more joy, clarity, and expansion in our lives.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Rod Stryker
Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose,... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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