What is Yoga?
According to the Bhagavad Gita, yoga has existed since time immemorial.
Krishna says to Arjuna "Today I told you this same fundamental secret of ancestral yoga, for you are my devotee and my friend." (B.G. IV.3)
Patanjali uses the word anusasanam to explain this; "Anu" means "traditionally followed" and indicates that yoga prevented the marriage of Brahma and has existed since the time of the Veda. It is said that one should never ask for either the origin of a sage or the birth of a river and this applies to the Vedas.
It is believed that yoga has existed since the universe existed.
The beauty of yoga is that its purpose is the evolution of the entire human race. It shows the instinctive weaknesses of man and woman and offers ways of correcting (see Y.S, II.1) intellectual, emotional, and instinctual defects (klésas, verse Y.S. II.3).
God (is a symbol) and nature along with the pleasures of the material world existed before human beings could realize their own potential. All human beings are endowed with intelligence, with that intelligence they created words and with words appears the concept of nature of DHARMA (the science of duty applied with justice and excellence) and yoga to distinguish between the pleasures of the senses.
With different words each person began to name everyone and everyone began to interpret the worldly joys seeking emancipation.
The first and main explanation of DHARMA yoga is found in Ahirbuhudhnya Samhita; According to this text "the union of the individual soul with the universal soul" is called yoga.
Yoga is the stable state of consciousness or pause of thought waves.
Krishna tells to Arjuna,
"Taking the central body as a lead, I want with a determined effort to achieve equality between the right side and the left side of the body. Holding the center of the top of the head, the center of the throat and the center of the perineum in line and we learn to adjust the sides of the body and keep them parallel to each other. As a result of the stability of the body achieved by practice, citta vrtti nirodha is produced. "(B.G. VI.13)
"With a mind not attached to either success or failure, observes the discipline with passion or intense enthusiasm for the self to remain passive and absorbed. Yoga is a way of maintaining an even temperament of the word, work and thought. "
"The meaning of yoga is to dominate ourselves in order to free ourselves from the bonds of pain and suffering. That is why yoga is to be practiced with the firmness of a resolute mind. (B.G, VI.23)
Yoga has to be practiced without anxiety, anxiety or fear, in order to reach the zenith of yoga.
Whenever you read this, just interpret it the way it comes and see the relation of your life, Yoga is everything.
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