When everything else fails to ease and calm your mind, a therapeutic session of Yoga is sure to relax you and fill you with peace and serenity. Travel to India to discover Yoga, a 5,000 year old scientific technique for spiritual development, that at the very least will soothe your agitated senses and fill you with a sense of well-being, and at the most, help you to attain nirvana or Moksha, the ultimate unification of the body, mind and soul with the entire universe, as one interconnected whole. Yoga is an originally Indian concept that was propounded by the ancient Indian sage Patanjali and is derived from the Sanskrit word Yog which means 'union,' presumably union with the divine being or God.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a secular and scientific methodology of
the experience and integration of the mind-body-spirit. It consists of a
large body of varied techniques through a balanced practice of Astanga
or the eight limbs of yoga. Some of the most often practiced types of
Karma Yoga: the way of right action that
propounds selfless serving without the motivation of obtaining results
Bhakti Yoga: the way of devotion thorough
devotion to a supreme being to submerge emotion and self in pure love.
Jnana Yoga: the way of knowledge through
studying divinity and learning to discriminate between illusion and
Hatha Yoga: the physical path that trains the
body to control the mind and senses through asana and pranayama.
Tantric Yoga: the feminine path that worships
the goddess of energy and sees the body as the temple of the divine.
Kundalini Yoga: the path of energy that arouses
the energy stored in the chakras through breathing and movement.
Raja Yoga: the path of meditation that controls
the mind from wandering and helps to obtain mastery over thought.
Yoga essentially seeks to utilize the energy present in every human
being to regulate the heart rate, clear confusion and provide peace of
mind. It provides long lasting results, and is perhaps the only
discipline that works as a deterrent to the development of any further
disease, without the help of any orally administered medicine. It has
also been known to retard the ageing process.
According to the philosophy of Yoga, at the deepest (or highest) level
of our existence on this earth, we are all perfectly free. However, this
is not our everyday experience for in our ordinary state of
consciousness, we are subject to all kinds of limitations, and most
significantly, experience suffering (duhkha). The practice of Yoga can
help us discover our innate freedom, through an extensive process of
self-purification and cleansing of the mind.
Yoga detoxifies the body through purification of bowel, enemas,
cleansing of the nasal passage and eyes. The breathing exercise 'Pranayama'
enables one to get rid of blockages in the nadis. These harmful
blockages are caused by various factors such as stress, toxins and
improper diet and, impede the flow of prana throughout the body.
According to proponents of Yoga, the interrupted flow of prana leads to
adversities in mental, physical and emotional health of an individual.
Regular practice of Yoga can rid us of these injurious blockages.
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