Monday, July 18, 2005

What is Yoga

Yoga is not a set of exercises nor a workout regime. Traditionally this divine practise devised by yogis of ancient India is aimed at unification of our conciousness to the universal consciousness. The sanskrit word "Yog" means unification or a special moment or instance when the time is auspicious for a certain action. In terms of spirituality it means unification of one's conciousness to the universal consciousness. To achieve this supreme state of existence the yogis consider their body and mind as a vehicle.
There were different ways as per different masters to teach the path of realization by various means. The primary goal of the processes was to quieten the mind and merge the mind into the universal mind. Or merge the consciousness into universal consicousness