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Yoga is Much More than Asana/Physical Fitness

by Satya Kalra

Pssst! Want to know a secret? There’s more to Yoga than “downward dog” and “sun salutations.” If you’ve been wondering what’s beyond “warrior pose” and are intrigued by what those in the know mean by “Yoga off the mat”, join us as we journey through Satya Kalra’s latest, acclaimed book “Yoga Beyond Asana…The Complete Guide to Blissful Life.”

In the west, more than 20 million people alone practice Yoga. And, at least for many of those practioners, Yoga is part of a fitness routine in classes like Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga, etc.; a series of postures or asanas. But this ancient practice is much more than just asanas.

Originally proclaimed a way of life in the Bhagavad Gita https://www.pathtoanandam.org/myquestions&godsanswer.php and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, each of these ancient scriptures describe what is Yoga, the power of Yoga, obstacles on the path of Yoga and how to overcome them, how to practice Yoga and the benefits of doing so.  Each is a step-by-step instruction manual for everyone who wants to live life to the fullest and reach his or her unlimited potential.

Yoga is the Sanskrit word for “yoke” or “to connect”; UNITY.

UNITY of what? YOGA is the union of the body and mind or your individual consciousness, with your highest self, supreme consciousness (Spirit/Soul). It also means the oneness/alignment of the body, mind and soul that result in eternal, happiness and peace “Sat Chit Ananda”. It is the path of rising to the state of bliss where your “I-ness” and “My-ness” is dissolved. It is the elimination of ego and selfishness and the letting go of attachment; the art of right living that helps one attain True Yoga.

How does Yoga do this?

Find out in our next post.

Can’t wait? Buy the BOOK https://www.pathtoanandam.org/yoga-beyond-asana.php

“Yoga Beyond Asana…The Complete Guide to Blissful Life.”

Join the conversation. Share your experience with YOGA in the comments section.


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