introduced to west
Kriya Yoga, Yogananda founded the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, in 1925. His book Autobiography of a Yogi continues to be one of the best-selling books on yog
He was clear, simple and precise in all his teachings. His motto being: “Serve. Love. Give. Meditate. Purify. Realise.”
Wrote over 300 books on spirituality and yoga
Bhakti Yoga is the supreme devotion to the Lord. Bhakti is intense attachment to God who is the Indweller in all beings, who is the support, solace for all beings.
Bhakti yoga is integration through love or devotion. It teaches the rules of love, for it is the science of the higher love; it teaches how to direct and use love and how to give it a new object, how to obtain from it the highest and most glorious result, which is the acquisition of spiritual felicity. The Bhakti Yoga, does not say "abandon" but only love, love the Most High".
understanding of things coming to the end
Mastered Karma Yoga
The three steps to "spiritual illumination"
Tat Tvam Asi
Ayam Atma Brahma
Reality. Bodies die but the awareness which inhabits the body lives on. It is impossible to kill it." * The Inner Self moves from body to body, so when you die, your spirit moves on to the next body it will inhabit * You must draw your mind away into the eternal inner spirit and control your senses
- Enlightenment can happen suddenly or can come on slowly. Jnanis, or knowers, have different levels to their enlightenment.
Yoga is an essential part of the Hindu religion.
Yoga accelerates spiritual development and brings on a deep state of serenity and ultimately, communion with God and nature. Yoga is the union of the individual soul with the Supreme Soul. The individual soul, when it is purified, when it is freed from lust, greed, hatred and egoism, it becomes one with the Supreme Soul. Hindus have a sacred purpose in mind when they practice yoga and they use the morals and methods of yoga to lead a good life and complete their darma.
It is not only a good exercise technique to cure the ills of the body and to keep in good shape but it is also excellent for mental and spiritual health.
based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism.
Focuses on your Darma,
not joyed by reward
benefit of the world
impacts every day life
do things in a selfless manner
There are five states of the mind, Kshipta, Mudha, Vikshipta, Ekagra, Niruddha
The yogic mind is a deeper intelligence that grasps all fundamental laws of life, or the universal dharmas. The yogic mind is not based upon mere reason, imagination or calculation. The mind reflects a higher level of intuition, insight and inner experience.
unites direct knowing with pure feeling.
Yoga instructs that we live in a conscious universe, known as the Purusha or "the Cosmic Being."
also called Madern seers, headquartered at Swarthmore, Pennsylvania , center for all embracing yoga
T.K.V. Desikachar, with the aim of making available the heritage of yoga as taught by Krishnamacharya.
Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati- world's first university on yoga. The university is now headed by his disciple, Swami Niranjananda.
a passionate and creative energy. People that are rajasic are full of desire and thirst for worldly enjoyment. Some are fueled by comopetition and ambitiousness. The sanskrit root means "impure". It is also retarded to the root rakta, "redness" and raga "passion".
dull, insensble and dark energy. The sanskrit word means "darkness, dark-blue, black". People that are tamasic are glooby, sluggish, dull, and blinded by greed. Some can be characterized as lazy and slothful.
a calm and peaceful energy. The sanskrit word is based on the principle "sat" or "being, as it should be, perfect". people that are sattvic are calm, centered, compassionate and unselfish.
they difine all living things
to determin the relationship between living things
In yoga, you must go beyond the limitations of seeing life as forms and concepts, but to see it all its underlying qualities.
stage of physical purification that the body fit for the practice for higher meditation
Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon
Pairs of opposits, 1st physical
The objective of Hatha Yoga is obviously to remove the obstacles to address the further steps of Pratyahara (sense-withdrawal), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation) and Samadhi (Balance).
A Sutra is a elegant verse. It is a principal with deep significance. It is a way to express philosophical ideas and realizations . It is very difficult to understand the meaning of the Sutras without the help of a commentary. A Yogi with full realization can explain the Sutras beautifully. Literally, Sutra means a thread and they are arranged into Chapters. xfç≈Ω
Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol is an epic poem in blank verse by Sri Aurobindo, based upon a myth from the Mahabharata. Its central theme revolves around the integral yoga of the incarnation of the Divine Mother and her conquest of death. The poem prophetically describes the transcendence of man as the consummation of terrestrial evolution, and the immergence of an immortal supramental gnostic race upon earth.
The Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord'), uses the term yoga extensively in a variety of ways. In addition to an entire chapter (ch. 6) dedicated to traditional yoga practice, including meditation, it introduces three prominent types of yoga:
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Sanskrit: Haṭhayoga Pradīpikā हठ योग प्रदिपिका) is a classic Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga, written by Svami Svatmarama, a disciple of Svami Gorakhnath. Said to be the oldest surviving text on the Hatha Yoga, it is one of the three classic texts of Hatha Yoga, the other two being the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita.