The whole purpose of writing this article was to give an in-depth view of what Yoga has come to be today against what it was envisioned to be by our sages and seers as expounded in the Vedantic texts of Shukla and Krishna Yejurveda.
As time passed by and life in general took the fast lane, the whole science of Yoga also was transformed by man to enable it to adopt itself to the new generation. Little did these change makers realize that this science was to be utilized in its purest form as the wisdom of its practice lies in its philosophy rather than its gross practice of performing Asanas and Pranayamas.
The science is purely intuitive in nature and needs a great level of patience and necessitates one to take an inward journey that with a lot of patience, zeal and enthusiasm. These were conveniently forgotten as with them, the science could not have been diluted.
With the advent of the so called “Modern Yoga”, people still find themselves lost and take to it only when they seek solace from their problems in life. A combination of physical postures and a set of breathing practices seem to be all they are exposed to. With close introspection, it is found that even with the application of a couple of these practices, the results are profoundly soothing and calming on a person.
It’s high time the science is explored and revealed to its full potential and people get to utilize it in its true form. This will open new dimensions in a person’s understanding of life and its true purpose. Yoga is not an activity but is in essence a true way of living.
Every moment can be a moment in Yoga, a truly blissful experience. When this happens, everything else drops away to give a person the most valuable experience in life – The Moment Of Joy.
All our actions in life and all that we acquire is to get this elusive Joy. With the practice of living in Yoga, this happens without any of these acquisitions. And what we have in our possession so far can be enjoyed without getting attached to it. We are thus liberated for life and freedom dawns on us instantly. All our feelings of limitations, delusions and illusions wither away and we are exposed to the most powerful event in life – Self Realization.
Do join me on this journey which happens through 3 articles. the article is called “A LIFE’s JOURNEY THROUGH YOGA” The articles are written in a sequence to provide easy understanding and starts with the understanding of where Yoga stands today followed by its true meaning and lastly, how the truest form of Yoga can be adopted into our lives effortlessly to give us eternal peace and freedom.
1. The 1st of the 3 articles is called “Yoga as it stands today”.
The other 2 articles will follow with the titles,
2. The Philosophy and Practices in Yoga as envisioned by our Sages
3. Happiness, Freedom and Joyful Liberation through living in Yoga