Yoga

Awaken your inner YOGI and embrace a life of mindfulness.

Yoga helps a person in feeling rejuvenated and attain relaxation from today’s stress and anxiety. In the Upanishads, yoga is seen as a means to realize the true nature of the self and attain spiritual liberation.

 

 

Here are a few key aspects of yoga as per the Upanishads:

 

 

Self-Realization: Yoga in the Upanishads aims to facilitate self-realization, which involves understanding the true nature of the self, known as Atman or Brahman. Through introspection, meditation, and contemplation, one seeks to go beyond the limitations of the body and mind, recognizing the eternal and interconnected nature of existence.

 

Control of the Mind: The Upanishads emphasize the importance of disciplining and controlling the mind. By calming the fluctuations of the mind and gaining mastery over one’s thoughts, desires, and senses, the practitioner can attain a state of inner peace and clarity.

 

Union with the Divine: The Upanishads describe yoga as a means of attaining union with the divine. Through various practices, such as meditation and self-inquiry, one can realize their inherent connection with the universal consciousness (Brahman) and experience a state of oneness or non-dual awareness.

 

Beyond Rituals and Sacrifices: The Upanishads challenge the emphasis on external rituals and sacrifices for spiritual progress. Instead, they encourage individuals to seek direct experiential knowledge of the self through inner exploration and meditation, emphasizing the importance of personal practice and direct realization.

 

Liberation and Immortality: Yoga, according to the Upanishads, leads to liberation (Moksha) from the cycle of birth and death. By realizing one’s true nature and transcending the limitations of the ego, one can attain liberation and experience the eternal, immortal essence of the self.