What is Yoga?
Yoga is unity between mind and body, between the individual and society, between all societies, between all nations and between all individual values of culture, tradition, belief systems, and racial differences.
He is saying that yoga is much more than a trendy exercise system. Much more! Its an awesome and timeless technology.
Yoga brings together all values. Even apparently opposite values.
As brought to light by Maharishi, Yoga is one of the 40 asects of Vedic science. It also allows everyone directly to experience and live unity within diversity.
Yoga Asanas (postures) help to balance and strengthen the body. They promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. They improve mind-body coordination. This is unity between mind and body.
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The technologies of Yoga in the Vedic tradition, particularly as brought to light in the west by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with Transcendental Meditation, improve all aspects of mind, body, behaviour and society. That’s right – all aspects.
Most people understand Yoga mainly in terms of asanas (physical postures or exercises). However, Maharishi’s enlightened vision of Ashtanga Yoga (the Eight Limbs of Yoga) illuminates that the eight limbs grow together on the basis of the experience of Samadhi, Transcendental Consciousness. The reality of Yoga (unity) is to be created on all levels – body, mind, consciousness, society, and even World Peace.
How Yoga works
Maharishi has brought to light that the process of unifying starts from the field of Unity, which is our own Self, silent and blissful, deep inside every one of us. Maharishi reminds that the classic text of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras states that the eight limbs of Yoga all grow together on the basis of the experience of that inner wholeness – Samadhi, Transcendental Consciousness. This is scientifically verified by over 600 research studies on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This includes the technique of Yogic Flying. The research shows benefits in every area of life:
· Reduced stress and anxiety
· Reduced heart disease
· Reduced diseases of all kinds
· Increased energy and efficiency
· Increased happiness
· Increased effectiveness at work
International Yoga Day celebrates the Ultimate Technology
Yoga in its ultimate technology allows every individual to transcend all differences, and to reach and directly to experience that field as one’s own self.
It is on this grand basis that all differences become a joy to creation and never a source of conflict.
The International Day of Yoga calls for an upsurge of unity in world consciousness, because the need of this time is for harmony, peace and progress to be enlivened in every country. On the world stage, large groups experiencing Transcendental Consciousness (Yoga) have been scientifically shown to reduce crime, accidents, and warfare, and increase peace.
Only a new seed will yield a new crop. It is time for the seed of unity, Yoga, to be sown in every heart to bring peace in the world.
Yoga is therefore for everyone.
It is a science and technology of health, balance, peace, and supreme unity in diversity. That is why Yoga Day can be celebrated by all peoples and traditions of the world.
Yoga is a science and technology of living well within oneself and well with all others no matter how different they can be from each other on the surface level of existence.
See you on International Yoga Day at the Houghton TM Centre on Sunday 21 June at 9.00 am.
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