The word "yoga" originates from the Sanskrit word yuj which means a Union. MEANING OF YOGA
a) Link b) Joint c) Union d) Meeting e) Remembrance f) Relationship g) Communion h) Connection Different Meanings of Yoga
1.Physical: Union of objects Three Levels of Yoga 3. Spiritual : Communication between soul and Supreme Soul 2. Mental Linking the mind with something or someone
PHYSICAL Level: This is at PHYSICAL Level: This is at a physical level between objects. a physical level between objects. A) Adding sugar to milk. B) Tuning of radio C) Joining two wires, etc FIRST LEVEL
MENTAL LEVEL : This is to do with the mind. Eg. We become sad on thinking of anything sad. This is to do with our memories and thoughts in the mind that change our state. SECOND LEVEL
SPIRITUAL LEVEL: On the spiritual plane, it means union of the individual self with the Supreme. Spirituality is the essence and the unity of all the religions. It is to consider oneself to be a spirit – a soul and unite or communicate with the Supreme. THIRD LEVEL
'RAJA' MEANS A KING. Raj yoga meditation is the true form of spiritual yoga and as the name suggests it is the king of all the yogas. MEANING OF RAJ YOGA
Meaning of Raj Yoga Supreme of all types of Yogas 1.Link of the soul with the Supreme Soul. 2.Link through the highest method. 3.Link which brings the highest achievements.
It is called Raj yoga because it enables a person to become the master of the self. Meaning of Raj Yoga
It is the practical method of self- realisation and God-realisation that enables you to create new attitudes and responses to life, giving you a clear spiritual understanding of yourself and the Supreme. MEANING OF RAJ YOGA
Eight Fold Raja Yoga RAJA YOGA RAJA YOGA SAMATVA YOGA RAJA YOGA - Power to control(discipline) sense organs. - Power to control thoughts and consciousness. - Power to manage ones own self. BUDDHI YOGA GYAN YOGA BHAKTI YOGA SANYAS YOGA SAHAJ YOGA KARMA YOGA
It calms our mind and body. One receives enormous mental strength, stability and ability to face the inevitable undercurrents of modern life in a calm and peaceful manner. You can experience immense joy of an extraordinary kind and the glow of inner peace. It calms our mind and body. One receives enormous mental strength, stability and ability to face the inevitable undercurrents of modern life in a calm and peaceful manner. You can experience immense joy of an extraordinary kind and the glow of inner peace. BENEFITS OF RAJ YOGA
Understanding the self Understanding the self Realising ones potential Realising ones potential Ability to face challenges Ability to face challenges Release from tension Release from tension Freedom from anxiety and fear Freedom from anxiety and fear OTHER BENEFITS
Tranquility of mind restored Tranquility of mind restored Greater control over thoughts Greater control over thoughts Ability to express positive feelings Ability to express positive feelings Improved concentration Improved concentration Ability to cope effectively with rapid change. Ability to cope effectively with rapid change. OTHER BENEFITS
Energizes our awarenessEnergizes our awareness Gives self-confidence and fosters self-belief.Gives self-confidence and fosters self-belief. Enhanced sense of well-beingEnhanced sense of well-being Gives a sense of purposeGives a sense of purpose OTHERBENEFITS OTHER BENEFITS
Everyone in this world can practice it. No matter what the background is. Gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, language, social status, wealth, profession, and the present state of being – none of these matter. You just need to make the choice to listen to your inner voice. WHO CAN PRACTICE RAJ YOGA?
Introduction of Self Human + Being = Human Being Body + Soul = Human Being (Consciousness)
THE SOUL Non-physical Immortal Eternal Conscious Constant self-image Natural state of peace THE BODY Physical Mortal Temporary No Consciousness Changing image Constant motion The Inner & Outer Self
Who am I ? 1.I have a soul in me. 2.I have a soul in my body. 3.I am a soul in my body. Which is the correct statement ?
Driver Car Diamond Box Lamp Hut Image Temple Charioteer Chariot Actor Dress SOUL BODY Relation between Soul & Body
You are a soul A very subtle, tiny point of divine light. Mind Intellect Sanskars
THOUGHT POWER thinks, feels, experiences, imagines, forms ideas habits tendencies, memories, talents, qualities (Sub- consciousness) WILL POWER evaluates, reasons, decides, discerns, understands STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS Mind Intellect Sanskars Impressions The Inner Self RECORD OF EXPERIENCES
a)Recollection of Past Birth. b)Out of Body Experience. c)Hypnotic Regression/Progression. Proof for the Existence of Soul
Abode of Souls Paramdham, Shantidham, Muktidham, Brahmlok Nirwan Dham Soul World Incorporeal World Subtle World Corporeal World
Knowledge Peace Happiness Purity Love Bliss Truth Power Qualities of a Soul
PRACTICE I AM A POINT OF LIGHT Not the body or this role. I DETACH AND OBSERVE My body and the scenes going on around me. I REJECT ALL NEGATIVE THOUGHTS about me and accept only positive thoughts, emotions and desires.