Yoga Q & A: How does yoga Connect me to my soul?

Answer: People are complex and multi-faceted beings with many rich layers. These layers mask the essential, spiritual self. These various layers, or koshas (coverings), are categorized into three primary divisions: a physical body, a subtle body, and a causal body (also known as body, mind, and soul.)

Yoga is the union of body, mind, and soul—the union of your individuality with the divine intelligence that orchestrates the universe. For seekers of greater wellbeing, vitality, and wisdom, yoga offers a map that ultimately leads to the soul. Whether you are new to yoga or been practicing for some time, yoga will shift your awareness. Marcel Proust wrote, “The real journey of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes.” Yoga will enable you to see your environment, body, mind, and emotions from a whole new perspective.

  1. Yoga takes you into the stillness, meditative in your every movement. Yoga, when aligned with breath awareness and a beautiful message such as the Law of The Day, you are better able to move past your physical body, beyond the subtle body (mind, intellect, ego) and ultimately to that universal state of oneness with yourself. You are Home. Yoga is not about the position, or asana; that is just one limb of yoga as described by sage, seer, Patanjali. When we combine all eight branches of yoga, we become one with self and the universe. Ethics, Right Choice Making, Breathing, Positions, Witnessing our body, Withdrawing from destructive action/reaction and ultimately Right Living, we become Samadhi. We are Yoga, we are one. Trust yourself, fear is a thought that comes from our subtle body, our mind, let your heart guide you.

    When you begin to listen to the messages of your beautiful body, your physiology, know that you will be guided to choose the most nourishing choices for you at any particular time of your day, or season in your life. Yoga is perfect for all levels of condition when we are hearing the needs of our body. Perhaps there will be days when you don’t allow yourself to engage in head stands or crane positions. Just be – listen to the sound of your breath, breathing deeply into your perfect body and you will find spaces opening up in you that you didn’t know existed. You may wish to melt into savasana, whatever you choose to do, enjoy, don’t worry, this is yoga – the union with your self.

    Chopra Center University
    Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor
    Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Instructor
    http://www.deborahshemesh.com
    Northern California

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  2. I have started my yoga exercises a couple of years with training video lessons, but following that I chose to be involved in class. It definitely helped me to improve my health conditions and maintain my body weight.

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  3. Hello there, I only recently got engaged in Yoga myself, but must admit that I now simply can not seem to get enough of anything to do with Yoga. So I find myself taking a great deal of energy and time studying about all of the numerous forms of yoga etc. and really loved your personal perspective on topics. As a “novice” to Yoga I believe it is crucial to find out about the subject as much as I can and possibly make a friend or two along the way. Just simply can not believe just how I managed to survive without the benefit of Yoga beforehand. Carry on with the good work and many thanks just for helping to make my life better.

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