Abhyasa and Vairagya describe the dual pathways of action and renunciation. This subject examines the important role they play within practice and teaching.
In the Yoga Sutras Patanjali gives the two general means of practice. In the opening chapter he indicates Abhyasa/Vairagya (action and renunciation) for those who are supremely intense in their efforts and, in the second chapter he provides a second set of practices called kriyayoga – Tapas/Svadhyaya/Ishvara pranidhana; for those of more moderate means.
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