INTEGRATED PATH TO YOG
1-Integrated Path to Yoga: Introduction
2- Integrated Path to Yoga: The Origin and
History of Yoga
"Eight Limbed Path" Yoga
-Meditation: meditation to formless Meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog : The Origin and History of Yoga
is regarded as a divine science of life
revealed to enlightened sages in Meditation
that has its roots in Indian culture and philosophy.
The Yoga path is a precise and accurate method
for developing a greater clarity in helping us "see" and "know” our inner-selves.
The Yogic science arose at the beginning of human civilization
was slowly evolved and developed by ancient sages all over the world.
Yoga is a divine gift
that was given to mankind to help realize its divine nature.
3- Integrated Path to Yoga: Who I Am
-Meditation: "Steady, calm amd peaceful" meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog : Who I Am
says that we have five dimensions known as Koshas or sheaths:
-Annamaya Kosha – physical Earth
-Pranamaya Kosha – Energy, Physiology – Water
Manomaya Kosha – Mental – Fire
Vijnanamaya Kosha – Wisdom – Air
Anandamaya Kosha – Bliss – Ether
Atma – Eternel Self, the Soul – Oneness
Experience and understanding of the Koshas helps us to know the depth of the Human mind.
Yoga is the Art and the Science of mental discipline through which the mind becomes cultured and matured towards the Soul.
The sadhaka’s aim is to bring the mind,,the consciousness to a state of purity, translucence and transcendence.
When the mind becomes steady, calm and peaceful, the Yogi identifies with the Divine self, the Eternal Self.
4- Integrated Path to Yoga: Yama and Niyama, the 10 yogic Commandments
and Do with Tapas
-Meditation: " Non violence and Surrender" meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog : Yama and Niyama, The 10 yogic commandments
There are 8 crucial steps in the study and the practice of Yoga
Four first stages
(abstinence), Niyama (discipline), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing)
are qualified as external or gross,
The following four,
Pratyahara (senses control), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (contemplation) , are internal or subtle.
The objective of the 4 first is to purify the mental and the physical body.
purification allows the pranic force to circulate freely in the astral channels
until their destination in the causal plan of the Conscience of God,
thus activating the conscience, developing balance
and stimulating a state of awakening.
5- Integrated Path to Yoga: Asana, Yoga Postures
Salutation - Moon salutation
-Meditation: Meditation in action and Yoga mudra
-Integrated Path to Yog : Asana, Yoga Postures
Union by stopping mind activity.
Happiness, steadiness and firmness must be felt in the sacred postures.
6- Integrated Path to Yoga: Pranayama, Breath Control and Lifeforce Control
-Meditation: Breathing Meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog : Pranayama, Breath Control and Lifeforce Control
works primarily with the energy in the body, through the science of pranayama,
Prana means also ‘breath.’ Yoga teaches how, through breath-control, to still the mind and attain higher states of awareness.
The higher teachings of yoga take one beyond techniques, and show the yogi, or yoga practitioner, how to direct his concentration in such a way as not only to harmonize human with divine consciousness, but to merge his consciousness in the Infinite.
– Paramahansa Yogananda
7- Integrated Path to Yoga: Pratyahara: Senses Control, Senses Withdrawal
-Meditation: Unmani Mudra and Meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog : Pratyahara: Senses Control, Senses Withdrawal
willingness or unwillingness
to withdraw attention from sensory experience
is a significant dividing line between
those who experience true meditation and
those who experience only physical relaxation.
8- Integrated Path to Yoga: Dharana: Concentration
sound) and Yantra (geometric design)
-Meditation: Japa ( continuous repetition) Meditation
-Integrated Path to Yog: : Dharana: Concentration
mind is restless, turbulent and strong, as difficult to curb as the wind.”
of the biggest challenges throughout the ages is keeping the ‘monkey mind’
- Concentration is like a muscle —
its ability increases with practice, and diminishes with disuse.
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