Yoga Therapy has been hailed the world over. Yuj
means to unite and Yoga is Union with the Absolute Being.
Yoga is the Science of Man !
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man !
Placed in the isthmus of a middle state
A being rudely great
With too much knowledge for the skeptic's side
And too many weaknesses for the Stoic's pride
He hangs between !
Yoga is a systematic study of man in his threefold aspect,
as Mind, Body and Self. It is the Arts Artium or the Art of all arts and the
Scientia Scientiarum, the science of all sciences. It is
based on hoary Indian wisdom and culture and is the art of living a healthy, contented, balanced and peaceful life.
The Eightfold Path of Yoga is
Conditional personal and social behaviour, according to Yogic Law
under Yoga norms
Physical Body discipline
The first five are called Hatha Yoga, as it is culturing the physique. The
last three are called Raja or Regal Yoga, as it deals with the culturing
of the psyche. The first Five represent the Psychosomatic Approach and are
referred to External or Bahirangi Yoga. The latter three affects
the psyche and are known as Internal or Antaranga Yoga. It is to be noted
that the Internal Yoga cannot be done without doing the External Yoga, as
purification of body is a prerequisite for Self Actualisation. "
Sareeram Adhyam Khalu Dharma Sadhanam", the body is the vehicle for
Yoga and TM trigger the Relaxation Response and relaxes you completely. Gone
are the strains and the stresses of relativistic life.
The physical exercises called Asanas combats stress and keeps the body
The three physical states of Doing, Thinking and Being are highlighted in
Yoga. All that we see is nothing but Universal Matter or Energy, the
Adhibouthika aspect of Relative Being. All minds together is the Universal
Mind and this is the Adhi Daivata aspect of the Supreme. These are
all the manifestations of the Unmanifest and this is Brahman, the Absolute,
transcending all relativities
The destructible aspect is called Adhibootha
He who tenants the body, the Purusha, is Adhi Daivata
Being Absolute is Brahman called
These three are the triune states of Being.
( The Song Celestial, the
We can transcend all relativities and reach the Absolute Self, via this
great Science of Cosmic Union. This is the union mystica, envisaged by the
mystic traditions of all other countries.
Poets have dealt with the negative and the positive aspects of Women.
Viswashicheedam Vrikathine enkilum
Padilla Sodara Sthreeyam Mrigathine !
You can trust jackals
But never a woman !
But this poet has other views and extols the positive aspect.