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Do you consider Yogic practice an essential component of your path?

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Post  Khephra on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:15 pm

On the Relevance of Yoga - YOGA15bb

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Post  Hadrianswall on Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:55 am

Forgive the pedentry, but by Yoga do you mean Hatha Yoga?

My understanding of the word Yoga is 'a system which leads to unity consciousness through disciplined practice'. My interpretation comes from the Sanskrit root 'yuj' which can be translated as 'to control, to yoke or to unite.'

Although it does a great dis-service to reduce them down so, 5 major branches of Indian yoga could be defined as:

  • Raja Yoga - mind/mediation
  • Jnana Yoga - mental/knowledge
  • Bhakti Yoga - heart
  • Hatha Yoga - body
  • Karma Yoga - right-living

Obviously there are also many, many more forms of Yoga, but these 5 alone cover many practices.

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Post  fiatlux on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:44 pm

When votation I kept in mind it was Hatha Yoga, so I pushed no. If you mean in the terms of Hadrianswall of "a system which leads to unity consciousness through disciplined practice", I'd say yes. Shocked
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Post  Khephra on Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:33 pm

When someone says "yoga", I see no reason to automatically associate it with "hatha". Why the stereotyping?

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Post  Frater_NS on Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:57 pm

I assumed the poll "yoga" was Hatha Yoga as well. lol!

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Post  emperorzombie on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:47 pm

long as it isnt hollywood yoga
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