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A Complete Science

Yogi Ashwini
Yoga is a science which has been practiced for thousands of years, and its benefits have been experienced by the practitioners when they have taken up the practice in its entirety, without any alterations. It has to be practiced regularly because you cannot cure yourself of the disease just by reading the prescription; you also need to take the prescribed medicine.
Yoga has become extremely popular today and is taught and practiced all over the world. Practitioners and even teachers often confine themselves to certain asanas, pranayams or just a particular fact (limb) of Ashtanga Yoga.
Often, certain asanas and pranayamas are prescribed as panaceas to a multitude of ailments which can, in fact, be detrimental to an individual’s health if practiced indiscriminately. Certain asanas pump in excess prana into a cell suddenly, which raises the frequency of vibrations in the cell, vaulting it from one level of consciousness to another without being given time to get conditioned to the change. The results of prolonged practice of these asanas can be damaging.
Patanjali, the Vedantist who compiled the Yoga sutra, says, “Yohah, chitta, vritti, nirodah,” which means, to block the desires of the mind is Yoga. With reference to asanas, he says, “Sukhama Sthirama Asanama,” which means, what is pleasurable and still as Asana.
This is similar to the philosophy of Sanatan Kriya which advocates using all the eight limbs of Yoga to achieve a higher level of consciousness, and then correcting imbalances in the mind and the body. This approach is more holistic and concentrates on gradually raising the frequency of vibrations in a cell which ultimately go on to influence the whole being. The eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga—Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara , Dharna , Dhyan and Samadhi work in tandem and gently raise the pranic frequency of one cell which forms the basis of the complete human body. As the cell’s frequency is raised gradually, its consciousness also rises gradually, and the cumulative effect is the ultimate rise in consciousness of the whole being and it is from this heightened state that the yogi is able to effect a change in his being physical, mental or spiritual. A yogi never falls sick as he/she has taken himself/herself beyond the level of consciousness afflicted by sickness.
Yogi Ashwini is an authority on the vedic sciences and the author of ‘Sanatan Kriya—The Ageless Dimension.’ He can be reached at dhyan@dhyanfoundation.com.

Published Date:  Aug 22, 2012

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