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Yoga: The Unio Mystica

What is Yoga?


Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. The word is associated with meditative practices in Buddhism and Hinduism. Major branches of yoga in Hindu philosophy include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition.


Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise.


Goal of yoga


The goal of yoga may range from improving health to achieving Moksha, which is liberation from all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death (Samsara), at which point there is a realization of identity with the Supreme Brahman (Enlightenment)

Yoga: The Unio Mystica

The old term for yoga is hatha. This word hatha is very, very significant. Ha means sun, tha means moon; and hatha means the meeting of sun and moon. The union of sun and moon is yoga -- UNIO MYSTICA. In the human body, according to the hatha yogis, there are three channels of energy. One is known as pingala; that is the right channel, connected with the left brain -- the sun channel. Then there is another channel ida; the left channel, connected with the right brain -- the moon channel. And then there is the third channel, the middle channel, sushumna; the central, the balanced -- it is made of sun and moon together.-

Osho Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega Vol 9


Yoga exercise the sun salutation


To strengthen the sun channel you can practice daily the yoga exercise the sun salutation.

The moon salutation will follow later.

Sun Salutation


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