Definition - What does Desa-Kala-Sambandha mean?

Desa kala sambandha is a Sanskrit philosophical concept that acknowledges and explores the relationship between time and place. Comprised of three Sanskrit words, this term translates as desa, meaning "space"; kala, meaning "place," and sambandha, meaning "relationship or interconnectedness."

The application of these concepts is used in yoga to explore and understand our true nature. By being aware of the inter-connectedness of place and time, yogis can begin to learn how to adapt their practice to their specific lives to achieve their goals.

Yogapedia explains Desa-Kala-Sambandha

Exploring and understanding desa-kala-sambandha is a way for yogis to learn about their unique path through life, based on the time they live in.

While the purpose of yoga is to experience our true nature, universal connectedness and wholeness, the path each yogi takes to get there is unique to the relationship of space and time as it relates to their life. Desa-kala-sambandha can be explored on a large general or very small and specific scale, depending on how it is being used. Space can be explored on a universal, global, regional or geographical level; time can be viewed as millennia, centuries, decades, as modernity vs. antiquity as well as by the time period of a person's life. The purpose of seeking the understanding can be used to provide a perspective on the way a yogis life unfolds based on the circumstance of the place and time in which they live.

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