Jay Fields, in justga
Mysore is also known as the “Garden City” or the “City of Palaces” and has also earned the nickname “Ashtanga City" for the proliferation of wonderful yoga teachers who reside here.
The path of spiritual progress that the teachers of the Bengal school recommend is neither yoga nor jnana but bhakti. While the followers of the way of yoga emphasise the subjective aspect and those of the path of jnana both the subjective and objective aspect, the followers of the path of bhakti emphasize the objective aspect of consciousness .
In the Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth), Samkhya provides the cosmological structure, Vedanta , the uncompromising and unalloyed Truth of indivisible Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, and Tantra and yoga offer and define the method and the practice. All of the above, together, represent the consummate path and way.
yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought , properly nurtuting our children, a painting , a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.
yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.
When your intellect transcends the mire of delusion, then you will attain to disgust of what has been heard and what is yet to be heard. When, perplexed by what you have heard, you stand immovable in samadhi , with steady intellect, then you will attain yoga .
I explained this eternal science of yoga to Vivasv?n. Vivasv?n shared it with Manu , then Manu imparted it to Ik?v?ku. This science was taught and handed down in succession, but in time it was broken and the science of yoga seems to be lost.
The Bhagavadgita may be treated as a great synthesis of the ideas of the impersonal spiritual monism with personalistic monotheism, of the yoga of action with the yoga of transcendence of action, and these again with yogas of devotion and knowledge.
I mean the whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way.gillian anderson
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.
Practising yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite. It’s about listening inwardly as often as you can for your deepest impulses about what to say, think, or do, or be.
Two generations ago, yoga was a mysterious Eastern practice few Americans knew much about. Fifteen million Americans now say they include some form of yoga in their fitness regimen, and about 75% of all American health clubs offer yoga classes.
Vogue and self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.
The yoga pose that you avoid the most you need the most.
Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony, in yoga, and arise, great warrior, arise.
He is unaffected by Karma , although engaged in action, who has yoked himself to the way of yoga , whose mind is purified, whose self has triumphed and whose senses have been subdued, and whose self has, indeed, become the self of all beings. Although acting he remains unaffected by Karma .
I heard by grace of Vyasa of Krishna’s highest mystery, yoga from the Lord of yoga explaining personally.
The principle of yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching divine Being.sri aurobindo
yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.
The real Meaning of yoga is a deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow.Bhagavad Gita
yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are.
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer, crying includes all the principles of yoga.
Chanting is one of the most traditional and first yoga practices. It helps to open the throat area and is a great way to learn some Sanskrit and the yoga Sutra.patañjali
The yoga of action, leading to union with the soul is fiery aspiration, spiritual reading and devotion to Ishvara.patañjali
Bhakti yoga is described by Swami Vivekananda as the path of systematized devotion for the attainment of union with the Absolute .
The interest of Jainism to the students of religion consists in the fact that it goes back to a very early period and to Primitive currents of religious and metaphysical speculations , which gave rise to the oldest philosophies Sankhya , yoga and to Buddhism .