Category: Meditation and Yoga

Mastering the basics of happiness, peaceful and harmonious living by spiritual practice with Yoga and meditation, kriya yoga, Asanas, and Pranayam.

Why do we like our photos so much more than our being?

Suppose the picture seems to be a good one, then we do not miss any opportunity to display it to the world that we are live-in. So the photo finds a good place in our album. Else, its fate goes down to the dirt.  For sure, we all like our outward appearance. Why not? The world we live-in believe in external reality and mirror image as opposed to the internal reality and real image. We like our photos because it is sensible; we can see and visualize what we are in our externality. We also take the opinions, likes, and dislikes of others into the sensibility of our image that we formed.  Moreover, we have a ready-made technology available that present to us a review of our outside look. The technology is quite popular amongst us. Whereas, we are less aware of the technology or it is not of much interest to us— that might capture the essence of our inner- being. So the photo quickly surrogates the ‘being’ that appears to us.

What is the use? We fail to see the real connection between our inner world and the outer one. We never bother to check what we are deep inside. The external world is an illusion because if we take several hundred snaps at one point as the time and technology permit; all pictures might not appear as same. However, if we take a similar number of shots of our inner world, it is more likely that they might appear as same. Although the inner world changes, it is so slow and steady that it might evade any transformation that took place from the capture.

How is the inner-being sensible? Through the technology called yoga and meditation which is less expensive, easy to use, and now widely available. It’s of the self, by the self, and for the self. How does the inner-being look? It’s calmness, peace, joy, harmony, beauty, truth, consciousness, and bliss. It stands for all positives of the universe and the real force behind every being and becoming. It stands for Satva Guna, and its color is pristine white.


Why do we need Yoga regularly?


Like physical body, the mind needs regular exercise.

Like physical body, the mind needs regular exercise. Physical activities help in digestion, further supporting in repair and maintenance of our body as well as the mind. The physical workout is not enough to sustain a healthy mind. We fail to understand that our brain needs an individual effort.

Like physical body, the mind also has wear and tear. 

Like physical body, the mind also has wear and tear. Our daily work related stress does affect the actual nature of our mind needs maintenance.  We eat when we are hungry; our system signals for food to fill up our energy deficiency. Similarly, our mind also prompts us when we are in desirous need of power. We tend to ignore it, or it might be our ignorance to understanding the energy need of our mind.

 Yoga is an exclusive technology that supplies energy to  the mind.

 Yoga is an exclusive technology that supplies energy to the mind. Regular practice of yoga will not only help in checking the mental wear and tear, but also physical ailments.  As the saying goes, a sound mind needs a sound body, and also the vice versa.


Some ideas about Yoga


 Saidatt in YSS 2

Many misconceive Yoga with Yoga-asanas, although asana is one element of Yoga, it is not Yoga. Yoga-asana is one of the eightfold paths in Patanjali Yogasutras. You practice Asanas to make your body and mind ready for the advanced level in yoga. Yoga defines the union of body, mind, and soul. The highest goal in Yoga self realization of the nature of the spirit. The practice of Asanas, Mudras, and Pranayama brings calmness in your mind and also the body. The peace in the body is not a surprising element in yoga practice, and it is the real outcome. As you practice you will experience the stillness. You can not achieve yoga-the union of body, mind and soul- in one day. It  is not a one-day affair or some hours for that matter; its an ongoing process until you accomplish the desired end. As you proceed on your practice, you begin to realize the benefits–the calmness in your mind, as the sea deep inside is very calm and still.

A Yogi cultivates the stillness and quietness deep inside the mind. A Yogi is a devotee of the peace. There are many benefits of Yoga practice. Yoga practice brings clarity on your thoughts, perception, and engagement with the world around. In daily life, it improves the effectiveness of planning, organizing, decision-making, and communication. As you perfect the Yoga, so shall you benefit.