You are reading these words for the first time but our beings are already connected. We are already familiar with one another. You know Me, My ways, and I know yours. Your separation from Me, the Whole, was never allowed. It was your act of rebellion.
The separation started when life began on planet Earth. You took the form of the amoeba, an organism with random shape and size. Your individual consciousness began with the smallest point of existence, just on the tip of a needle. Since then, you have known the pain of being away from the Whole, absorbed by distraction after distraction. Only upon death you remember that you yourself created the pain and you yourself created the distraction.
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If you were to ask someone – what is Yoga?
Immediately, the typical answer would be ‘Yoga is a physical form of exercise called asanas (postures) used to promote strength, flexibility and balance in the body’. In the modern society especially in the West, yoga has been reduced to just a physical exercise with some breathing techniques, some chanting and some meditation thrown in to create an exotic appeal. Some of the latest fads include an obsession with precision of different complex postures and a belief in the illusion that excessive loss of water in hot yoga is equivalent to a good workout. The Western society largely sees yoga as another form of stress-buster or stretching aerobic exercise. But what they are seeing are merely the side benefits of yoga. It is almost like going to a restaurant and reading the menu without tasting the food! This is so different from what Patanjali, the father of Yoga is advocating in the Yoga Sutras! The mainstream society is only able to catch the physical dimension of yoga but not the authentic body language of yoga.
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