Friday, May 13, 2005

Yoga

YOGA: Yoga originated over 5,000 years ago in India and was originally practiced by Hindu Ascetics. All yoga exercises are for the explicit purpose of awakening the chakras.

"Asanas are done to have an impact on the physical body stimulating organs and nerve centers. Meditation and breathing techniques influence the flow of prana (life energy). When the mind and body are in harmony you are then able to focus on spiritual goals...Not only does it calm and center you,.... [ 1 ] "Hatha Yoga teaches you techniques that are related to the physical control of the body. Rythmic breathing methods called Pranayama and postures known as Asanas are used. The word Hatha consists of two polar opposites. Ha means sun, Tha means moon. Ha is masculine, Tha is feminine. Hatha Yoga is the most popular form of Yoga." [2]

'Kundalini is a Sanskrit term that means coil or spiral energy that is aroused through use of Yoga. This energy may channeled through the chakras. Kundalini is often associated with the Goddess Kali. It is sometimes shown as a coiled serpent. " This also leads into Aura colors. [3]
From The Varieties of Religious Experience, p. 307-308 by William James

"...training in mystical insight has been known from time immemorial under the name of yoga. Yoga means the experimental union of the individual with the divine. It is based on persevering exercise; and the diet, posture, breathing, intellectual concentration and moral discipline vary slightly in the different systems which teach it. The yogi, or disciple, who has by these means overcome the obscurations of his lower nature sufficiently, enter into the condition termed samadhi, "comes face to face with facts which no instinct or reason can ever know." He learns ---

"That the mind itself has a higher state of existence, beyond reason, a superconscious state, and that when the mind gets to that higher state, then his knowledge beyond reasoning comes. .. All the different steps in yoga are intended to bring us scientifically to the superconscious state or samadhi....Just as unconscious work is beneath the consciousness, and which, also, is not accompanied with the feeling of egoism....There is not feeling of I , and yet the mind works, desireless, free from restlessness, objectness, bodiless. Then the Truth shines in its full effulgence, and we know ourselves---for Samadhi lies in potential in us all----for what we truly are, free, immortal, omnipotent, loosed from the finite, and its contrasts of good and evil altogether, and identical with the Atman of the Universal Soul." 20

....When a man comes out of Samadhi, they assure us that he remains "enlightened, a sage, a prophet, a saint, his whole character changed, his life changed, illumined." 21

....The Buddhists use the word 'samadhi' as well the Hindus....

Footnotes: 20. ..quotations taken from Vivekananda, Raja Yoga...

21. ....comparing the results of Yoga with those of the hypnotic or dreamy states artificially producible by us, says: "It makes of its' true disciples good, healthy, and happy men....Through the mastery which the yogi attains over his thoughts and his body, he grows into a 'character." By the subjection of his impulses and propensities to his will, and the fixing of the latter upon the ideal of goodness, he becomes a 'personality' hard to influence by others, and thus almost the opposite of what we usually imagine a 'medium' so-called, or 'psychic subject' to be...." See also Yoga Swami Vishnu [4]

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