Ishvara Pranidhanat adds a spiritual dimension to our yoga practice, reminding us that there is more to us than our bodies.Ishvara Pranidhanat is the awareness of the divinity around us and within.
The Sanskrit word Ishvara means the Supreme Intelligence that permeates everything due to which there is harmony and order in life, due to which the movements of life become possible. Ishvara is the Supreme Soul, the divinity, the eternal seed in all beings. It’s the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, the presence of being.
The Sanskrit word Pranidhanat means surrender, letting go, devotion. The complete Yoga Sutra, chapter II, verse 45 reads: Samadhi Siddhir Ishvara Pranidhanat; by total surrender to the Supreme Soul, Samadhi is attained.