The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root Yuj; which means “to unite” or “join”. It has many connotations, one of them being “an individual self who unites with the cosmic self for the unity of body, breath and mind; who unites
and collects all effort to know himself”. Yoga is not meant for physical benefit only, the physical benefit results from the process. Aspirants should not aim for only the physical benefit. The goal of the aspirants should be to know themselves. You will progress on your Yogic path through commitment, focus, faith and devotion. You will see and feel changes internally and externally.
People will become attracted to your personality by your unique authenticity, knowledge, lifestyle and most importantly your becoming one with your own nature. You will begin to radiate your sense of harmony and peace, attracting others toward you as ants toward a fallen drop of honey. By removing the cloud from their nature yogis start to enjoy their own natural essence, and thus become the honey drops that pull people towards them.
People cannot buy these experiences from the market and you cannot copy or experience someone else’s practice. You have to experience it on your own and for that you have to bring devotion, faith and daily practice to your everyday life.
“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory”
– K. Pattabhi Jois –
We no longer need to illustrate the Yogic benefits to the body, breath and mind. Modern science and humanity worldwide have accepted its multi-level impact and positive effect on human nature. You cannot learn Yoga through a certification course without devotion and intention. Yoga requires intention, dedication and surrender to our goals and master. Only then can you pierce the surface of the ocean of knowledge, swim down deep within, and get the necessary experiences from it.
“Yogis intend to spread health, body and mind awareness; not only to
become one with ourselves, but also to create harmony in the world”
Bipin Baloni –