The word yoga in samskrta has very large no of meanings, it is derived from the root ‘ yuj ’ which means ‘ to join ’to join ’
What are the things achieved by the practice of yoga?
As stated by the great genesis of Hindu philosophy, the science of yoga is an integral part, the human soul is a limited expression of the over-soul, the divine reality which is the origin of the demonstrated universe.
Although in essence the two are the same and are indivisible, still, the human soul has become subjectively isolated from over-soul and is destined, after going through an evolutionary cycle in the manifested universe, to become integrated with him again in awareness.
This state of fusion of the two in awareness, as well as the mental procedure and discipline through which this fusion is achieved, are both called YOGA.
DEFINITION OF YOGA:
Yoga is first described by person named Maharishi Patanjali as
“ Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah” ( as stated in Samadhi pada 1.2)*
(Yoga is the inhibition of the modifications of mind)
Yoga – essential techniques
Chitta – mind
Vrtti – modifications
Nirodhah – inhibitions,suppressions,stoppage,restraint.
When you are in a state of yoga, all misconception (vrttis) that can exist in the mutable aspect of human being (chitta) disappears.
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