What is Yoga, exactly? Is it just an exercise form? Is it a religion, a philosophy, an ideology?
When we say “yoga”, for many of you it probably means some impossible physical postures. Yoga simply means to be in perfect tune.
The word “Yoga” essentially means, “that which brings you to reality”. Literally, it means “union.” Union means it brings you to the ultimate reality, where individual manifestations of life are surface bubbles in the process of creation.
Right now, a coconut tree and a mango tree have popped up from the same earth. From the same earth, the human body and so many creatures have popped up. It is all the same earth.
Yoga means to move towards an experiential reality where one knows the ultimate nature of existence, the way it is made.
Types of YogaThese are the only four realities in your life: body, mind, emotion, and energy. Whatever you wish to do with yourself, it must be on these four levels. Whatever you wish to do, you can only do it with your body, your mind, your emotions or your energy.
If you use your emotions and try to reach the ultimate, we call this bhakti yoga. That means the path of devotion.
If you use your intelligence and try to reach the ultimate, we call this gnana yoga. That means the path of intelligence.
If you use your body, or physical action to reach the ultimate, we call this karma yoga. That means the path of action.
If you transform your energies and try to reach the ultimate, we call this kriya yoga. That means internal action.
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Isha upa-yoga & kriya classes allowed me to regain my flexibility & immunity of the body. It's been very helpful practicing all the techniques on my own within my work schedule and otherwise.One of my Favourite practice "Simha Kriya" is a very tranquil experience for my mind, heart & also to boost immunity.
Namaskaram🙏 It's the best thing added to my daily routine. The only motivation for me is after practicing (Surya Kriya Sadhana) my mind stays calm body feels lighter.