Shiva the positive dancer with the life.Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines that originated in India. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Major branches of yoga in Hindu philosophy include Raja Yoga (Patanjali, meditation and positive thinking), Karma Yoga (do good), Jnana Yoga (think about yourself), Bhakti Yoga (pray to God, the Guru or to your inner self), and Hatha Yoga (body exercises and meditation).The Sanskrit word “yoga” has many meanings, and is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, meaning “to control” (self discipline), “to yoke” (egolessness) or “to unite” (live in a cosmic consciousness). It is also possible that the word yoga derives from “yujir samadhau,” which means “contemplation”. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy to a high level of attainment is called a yogi or yogini.
A yogi (or yogin) is a term for a male practitioner of various forms of spiritual practice. In Hinduism it refers to an adherent of yoga. The word is also often used in the Buddhist context to describe Buddhist monks or a householder devoted to meditation. The Shiva Samhita text defines the yogi as someone who knows that the entire cosmos is situated within his own body.Yogini is the feminine form. Yoginis are known to possess a steadfast mind, which they cultivate through the disciplined pursuit of transcendence. Tantric scholars have described yoginis as independent, outspoken women with graceful spirits. Though the leaders of the modern Yoga-asana and meditation tradition have often been male, the vast majority of modern practitioners are female, including many who have attained mastery through the yoga of the embodied Shakti mysteries of the life cycle and mothering. In the Hindu tradition, the mother is first guru (teacher) and in the yoga tradition, proper respect of yoginis is a necessary part of the path to liberation. A yogini is the sacred feminine force: the goddesses of mythology (Lakshmi, Durga, Kali). In the following steps, you will learn how to start your journey to becoming a yogi or yogini.
StepsPractice yogafor health, inner peace, or enlightenment. You are a yogi or a yogini if you practice yoga for health, beauty, strength, relaxation, or healing. You are a yogi or yogini if you practice yoga for inner peace, happiness and enlightenment. You are a yogi or yogini if you are enlightened. Enlightenment means to live in God, in the light, in a cosmic consciousness. Be a theistor an atheist. In modern yoga, your religion can be your preference. Yoga teaches the unity of all religions. You can be a yogi and a Hindu, a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist or an atheist. An atheist can still be a yogi, if he or she wants to realize inner peace and happiness. For example, the Greek philosopher Diogenes who lived in a clay jar, was a yogi;Socrates was an enlightened master;and Epicurus lived like a yoga guruin an ashram.You can be a Christian yogi if you want. The most important Christian yogis were the Desert Fathers and Mothers . Their enlightened master was the Holy Antonius . Many Buddhists live as yogis alone or in a cloister. The majority of yogis are Hindus. Nowadays, more and more yogis also live in the western world.Practise yoga, meditation, and positive thinking. The three great books of yoga are the Yoga-Sutra from Patanjali,the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika from Goraksha,and the Bhagawad Gita from Krishna.Therefore the basic yoga techniques are positive thinking (Patanjali), meditation (Patanjali), body work (Goraksha),http://www.natwestconstructions.com/moncler/index.html, praying(Krishna),moncler down jackets, and loving all beings (Krishna).If you can, get copies of these books and read them to learn more.Learn the five basic features: truth,moncler outlet usa, peace,moncler jackets sale, love, self-discipline and happiness. Important modern yoga masters are Swami Sivananda,Anandamayi Ma,Sai Baba,Amritanandamayi (Amma),and Mother Meera. They teach the basic features truth, peace, love, self-discipline and happiness. Learn from their examples.Get an initiation. It is a good idea to get an initiationfrom an enlightened master. He or she will open the doors of your enlightenment energy (kundalini-energy).However,moncleroutletonline, realize that you have to practice and realize your enlightenment on your own. And have patience – enlightenmentwill appear when the time is right for you.Purify yourself and become happy. Spiritually, human beings can be compared to onions. Tension and conflict must be dissolved layer by layer. When one layer is peeled away, the next quickly appears at the surface until the inner core is revealed. At this point,moncler, a lasting inner joy is found, and the yogi or yogini lives in the light (in spite of the reality that there is still much to be done).