There is a movement in yoga – it is a movement from a denser energy to a more subtle one. You move from bodily sensation in asanas through pranayama into energy and further, finer and finer and finer in frequency of vibrations.
The finer the frequency of vibration, the deeper you penetrate. And everything that happens around you also begins to happen at higher vibrations, frequencies.
Love, gratitude, joy, delight are high frequency states, and they begin to resonate with you, changing your life and your environment.
Yoga tools help a person to return to his original state, when he is perfect and healthy, and to reveal his inner strength.
There are 8 steps in yoga, which are described by the ancient sage Patanjali. In this article, we will not consider them all, we will focus on the practical tools of yoga.
Asanas remove blocks in the physical body. For example, the boss yelled at us, we cringed in fear, a spasm occurred in the body, and resentment was deeply sealed inside.
Asanas or body positions allow you to work through these blocks and relax these spasms, releasing lingering emotions. Energy begins to circulate freely in the body.
If we start meditating without having worked out the body, a powerful flow of energy will act on the body, like a stream of water that was let through clogged pipes – the body may not withstand, “break”. Therefore, working with the physical body is very important.
Pranayamas or breathing techniques build a bridge between mind and body. Pranayamas have different purposes: some cleanse the body, others allow you to balance the balance between the left and right hemispheres, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, others kindle the inner fire, and others calm the mind. Either way, it is one of the most powerful yoga tools.
Meditation is a thing that almost no one tells the truth about. Very often those who, in fact, have never experienced the state of meditation, try to teach meditation.
And vice versa – if a person has truly learned to meditate, he understands that it is impossible to talk about it. And he understands that meditation is a practice that actually changes lives. This is what meditation is and what it is for.
Mantras and yantras
Mantras and yantras serve as a reference frequency for tuning our consciousness, for returning to our original frequency, they serve as a kind of tuning fork.
Mantras take us beyond the mind, into deeper states. Mantras and meditation are subtle mechanisms that affect our destiny, our subconscious, and working with them leads to cardinal changes in life.
Yama and niyama
Yama and niyama are the “commandments” of yoga, the spiritual principles that underlie it. These are the rules: what to do and what not to do – not to be violent, to keep cleanliness and moderation, to be satisfied with life, and so on.
To beginner yogis, these rules sometimes seem to be far from life theories, but it is yama and niyama that give a person the greatest strength.
When thoughts, emotions, actions of a person are built according to these principles, even his word begins to have great power. The blessing of such people is more precious than any gift.
Thanks to all these tools, a yoga practitioner returns to his reference frequency, to his center, and begins to make decisions from a different point of view, based on his center. And his life begins to line up differently.
Why yoga is dangerous
Yoga is a serious and profound practice that truly changes lives.
If you have gone very far from your nature, if you have outdated programs, behavior patterns, if there are deeply sealed traumas, unprocessed situations, yoga will “knock” all this out of you, out of your body and your life.
If you take up the practice of yoga too intensively, your usual life will begin to collapse, and you can lose a lot. Not everyone is ready for this experience.
Therefore, it is very important to have an experienced mentor who can create a program that is effective enough without destroying your life and who will adjust your practice based on the current situation.
It’s a long and difficult road. This is a path that requires effort. But it is always worth it, and not even because in the end a person will experience unforgettable experiences that will remain with him when everything else is gone – but everything material is transient.
And there is no other way. The farther a person goes from his nature, the longer and longer the journey home will be for him. Whatever happens to us as a result of yoga practice, what happens will be better for us when we return to our path.
Yoga is only for the flexible
But here everything is quite the opposite. If a person is too flexible, he has to find very difficult asanas for himself in order for the practice to be effective, otherwise he simply has nothing to work on, nothing to make efforts.
Of course, if a person started doing yoga at 50 from scratch, it will take him many years to sit on the splits, if he succeeds at all, but this is not the main thing in yoga.
The main thing is to relax in the asana so that the energy flows freely through the body. And in order to take the right position, if a person is not very flexible, there are special devices and lightweight versions of asanas.
yoga is boring
It only seems so at first. You look from the side – people slowly change positions, or even sit for a long time with their eyes closed.
In fact, a very intense internal process is going on at this time. And when a person plunges into it, he does not notice how time goes by, and he looks forward to each lesson.