Yoga (Yoking or Union) is one of the six systems/darshans of Indian Philosophy. It has become extremely popular in many other parts of the world, benefitting all practitioners with its myriad of physical and mental benefits. Yoga has indirectly impacted the lives of many unconscious people by making them see more than what their eyes are capable of. The transition from the unconscious to the conscious reveals the monogamous nature of the self with the universal energy.
Create a union between your body, mind, and spirit to connect with the unified whole of creation. Philosophy of Yoga is the roadmap to transform yourself with the guidance, and the art and science of Yoga. The first references of Yoga Philosophy can be found in the first millennium B.C.E.
The practical aspects of Yoga play a major role here, a little more important than intellectual content. Here, a yogi believes in the existence of God, who is an inspiration for the spiritual awakening. Under this philosophy, it is assumed that to reach your destination of Moksha or spiritual upliftment happens when the soul gains freedom from the desires of the world, the bondage of matter to attain purity and consciousness.
If you are not spiritual, you are not as intelligent as you think you are. There is a whole another world inside of you, but only a few had the strength to explore something which is out of the syllabus because ignorance is bliss. Isn’t it? The most renowned could do it because they were fearless, but the one who is naive would never be able to see the beauty on the other side.
The first five stages are external aids of Yoga, while the remaining three are the internal or mental aids. In the early period of the 20th century, Philosophy and practice of Yoga became famous in the West. The first organization was the ‘Self Realization Fellowship’ in the West, which was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda.
The Philosophy of Yoga is simple; it works as a carabiner between the heart, brain, and your soul. Yoga practice fosters the possibility of developing a multitude of philosophical ideas diving deep into the ocean of the self.
Meditation works as an aphrodisiac for the spirit, it calms your mind, activates the clarity within you. Dhyana gives you the power to open the knots of the blocked channels. Let the truth flow in your body by enhancing your positive nature, and let go off the negative knots.
Through Vedic texts, yoga philosophy is making use of Vedas to foster the inner-growth of an individual. The translations of these Sanskrit scriptures and Upanishads have helped the generations to keep up the hope in order to survive in this merciless world.
Create balance and equanimity to stay in harmony, and to live in peace. Yoga philosophy gives you the blueprint of how to curb restlessness and the guidelines to rise-up from every situation. It serves as an ode to the mental health, and therefore physical attitude.
The first two limbs are the ethical principles of Yamas and Niyamas, from the philosophical yogic tree which is described by Patanjali. These two depict the observance of the self and universal morality. These two suggest the nature of how to change your behavior and attitude for good and how to treat people around us.
These Yoga Sutras become the threads to offer guidelines to lead a purposeful and meaningful life. Other than the Yamas and Niyamas, there are the Asanas (Yoga posture practice), Pranayama (deep-breathing exercises), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Pratyahara (withdrawal) and Samadhi (union with the ultimate consciousness).
Cleanse your body and mind by detoxifying your body with these incredible solutions. Let your organs breathe by living a lifestyle of a yogi, flourish your garden of kindness, and help others regardless! Philosophy teaches us to be pure and clean, both inside and outside to become guarded against the disturbing emotions like hatred, anxiety, greed, delusion, lust, depression, and pride. Maintain a healthy environment by forming an ambiance which suits your aura.
Self-Discipline, Contentment, and Gratitude can take you places which a jet plane can’t. It’s time to redefine what has been buried under the sand by giving it the importance it deserves, especially in the era where even youngsters are suffering rapidly from physical and mental disorders. Reward your soul with a new life, and if you don’t believe in the concept of spirits, then am impressed with your curiosity towards yogic philosophy which led you to the end of this blog.
Yoga Philosophy fits perfectly into our world if you look at the brighter picture and make-believe a welfare society.