What is Yoga ? Union

Sally Om Shanti

Namaste and Happy Sunday

What is Yoga ? 

Yoga-Sunset

Union

Yoga is usually translated from Sanskrit as meaning ‘union’. This implies the union of the mind, body and spirit as well as the union of the individual psyche with the transcendental Self. (Atman with Brahman) In simpler terms, “Yoga is the unification of the web of dualities” – Yoga Bija. 

To be in a state of yoga requires letting go and going beyond binary thinking to acknowledge certain things.

For example; the ability to acknowledge and accept  that the opposition between mind and heart is illusory.

It is easy to see the interconnection between the body and mind- notice how your thoughts charged with a certain emotion cause the breath to become shortened, agitating the heart rate.

This leaves me thinking what does union of the body, mind, and spirit really mean? It can be quite a lot to wrap the…

View original post 67 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s