The word ‘Yoga’ comes from a Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ which means to join. In its spiritual sense it is that process by which the identity of the jivatma (Soul) and paramatma (Supreme soul) is realised by yogins. The human soul is brought into conscious communion with god. “yoga is restraining the mental modifications. Yoga is that inhibition of the functions of the mind which leads to abidance of the spirit in his real nature. The inhibition of the functions of the mind is by abhyasa (Practice) & Vairagya (Detachment).
Yoga is the science that teaches the methods of joining human spirit with God. Yoga is the divine science which disentangles the jiva with the phenomenal world of sense objects and links him with Ananta Ananda (Infinite bliss). Parama shanti (Supreme peace), joy of an akhanda character and power that are inherent attributes of absolute. Yoga gives mukti through asamprajnata samadhi by destroying all the sankalpas of all antecedent mental functions. No samadhi is possible without awakening the kundalini. When the yogi attains the highest stage, all his karmas are burnt and he gets liberation from samsara chakra (Worldly cycle of life & Death).
Written by- Swami padmanabhananda
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