Maharishi Patanjali Pratipadit Ashtanga Yoga

By Akash Kahar (Author)

Language : Gujarati
Pages : 250
Paperback ISBN : 9789358815108
Hardback ISBN : 9789358815115
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Today, yoga is popular globally as a form of exercise or as part of a daily workout; But authentic yoga has wider and deeper dimensions than is commonly known. It is a known fact that the body affects the mind and the mind affects the body. But, the effect of the mind on the body is greater than one realizes. Yoga's role in helping the body become resilient to stress (a part of our modern lifestyle) without harming the body (staying healthy) is gaining new importance. Patanjali prescribed an eight-limbed process to reach the goal known as Ashtanga Yoga. The eight limbs are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Yoga's role in helping one become resilient to stress (a part of our modern lifestyle), without harming the body (staying healthy) is gaining new importance. Basically acts as a guide on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as prescriptions for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; They help us embrace the spiritual aspects of our nature. According to Maharishi Patanjali's definition of yoga, yoga is attained by the inhibition of the mind. His method is Ashtanga Yoga. These eight stages are so important that by restraining the tendencies of the mind, it can be brought to the highest level of samadhi and can be made to pursue the supreme element. Ashtanga yoga is not a separate eight-step path but an eight-dimensional path, in which all eight dimensions are practiced. Ashtanga yoga is a matter of direct experience rather than reading or lectures.

About Contributor

Akash Kahar

Akash Kahar, 51 years, MBA, marketing professional with rich work experience of 25 years in sales and marketing in consumer electronics and automobile industry. Learned direct meditation from a well-known guru and have been practicing since 2019. Also studied online courses on spirituality and religion. Gave up professional life to find the true purpose of life, i.e. not to earn money, social prestige and recognition in life, but to leave the bonds of life to find the true self and live a spiritual life.


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