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Ashtanga Yoga:Eight Steps To Bliss

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#1    himalyanmystic

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

One of the main work on classical Yoga is Ash-tang yoga:it has eight components blended together in a perfect way for a spiritual
seeker,the description is given in wiki    http://en.wikipedia....mbs_of_Ashtanga
also  http://en.wikipedia....mbs_of_Ashtanga
The logic of Ash-tang  yoga is incomparable,all methods of serious spiritual progress are in some way part of Ash-tang Yoga,nothing is missed out,
In today's busy world it is somewhat difficult to follow, But then to accomplish something their must be some dedication,effort ad intense desire ,iv''e seen yogis who
have attained with ash-tang yoga.In India their are many ways but Ash-tang Yoga is one of the greatest.The sage Patanjali gave yoga sutra's and expounded it in a huge way.He is still considered as one of the greatest authority on yoga.His work is dated around 2nd century BCE.
The physical and mental dimension is first prepared for realisation and then internal and external purification are achieved simultaneously.Once necessary stability is achieved one is able to meditate,withdraw senses from the outer world for longer periods,focus improves and Bliss becomes a living experience.
The benefit of yoga is that due to discipline and practice,one can sit with ease in a particular posture undisturbed,one can focus within and have freedom from disease and also have bliss.
however the complete path is for seekers who have spent time in developing spiritually, as for classical yoga greater than ordinary commitment of time and energy is required,,slightly difficult for the regular householder.
Each word has false meaning and then over time the true meaning surfaces in the mind , for a practitioner the path becomes a living reality for the rest of us it remains a topic of study .But all can benefit in some way and extract something useful as it seems to be very elaborate ,beautifully construed ,highly logical and time tested in Indian Master -Disciple traditions.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

I tried it, though it did me no good from a medical perspective. Had to stop.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Lets do the ashtanga!  :su


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:41 AM

 Queen in the North, on 31 March 2013 - 09:42 AM, said:

I tried it, though it did me no good from a medical perspective. Had to stop.
The approach causes problem,
medical benefits are a promise,discipline develops slowly,only doing as much as the mind accepts and enjoys spiritual benfits appear,
one tries but does not see expected result and stops trying,one with great zeal may try to get quick results but yoga cannot be like surgery,
Too fast can wear a person down,leaving all aside a few years are needed,proffession and work and worldly affairs can be taxing,so even slower but never stopping,
persistantly trying 15 minutes a day,result appears,doing with ease joy ,enjoying the doing ,shunning expectations that build anxiety......
rejecting the idea of miracle benefits,rejecting all that is unnecessary,preserving the practice,enjoying alone,following only core concepts,applying techniques practical and easy,
no hurry,no grand ideas just like worldly pursuits,giving great importance to the practice..............

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