The practice of Yoga


The practice of YOGA

The practice of YOGA

The word Yoga comes from the Indo-European root yuj = subdue, combine, and includes both the technology to tame and pacify the psychophysical sphere, is the goal to attain, namely the unification of efforts to transcend human limitations and achieve union.

This union is interpreted by Yogadarshana, the so-called "classical yoga" as identification with the spirit, while the world the devotional lives as an encounter with God, Hatha Yoga (link) and Tantrism realize it in an embrace of the God and Goddess Shiva and Shakti (link).
Apart from the archaeological finds in the vast area of the Indus Valley civilization, in full bloom in the second millennium BC, which seem to connect to the field of yoga, the earliest references to this system are scattered in various Upanishads, texts of speculation metaphysics ascribed to the sixth century BC

Here appear the first mode on psychological liberation, such as the domination of the prana, the vital breath, the retraction of the senses from external objects, concentration and meditation in the yogin who favor the appearance of supernatural powers: devotional, reference is made in the Upanishads especially the saving grace of the Deity, which supports and helps the ascetic in his spiritual emancipation, in anticipation of yoga devotional time will result in the most religious and underlying the traditional path of Kriya Yoga.

In short, yoga is a mix of passive and active meditation techniques, aimed at achieving a state of mind and spiritual high, compared to normal, to try to achieve inner peace so necessary, especially to the present day: these practices are reflected, no doubt on the personal health, both psychological and physical activity then becomes a pleasant and refreshing to the person.

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