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09-27-2006, 09:42 AM
What is yoga? It is to become one

with that Supreme Entity. When you become one with the Supreme you are getting everything, you are losing nothing.

You are losing only your little name, the name of your little "I", and nothing else, and in return you are getting

the Supreme "I". This is yoga in the spiritual sphere. Some people think that yoga means a particular exercise.

No, yoga does not mean exercise; yoga means unification.

P R Sarkar

09-27-2006, 09:49 AM
Doesnt the word yoga come from

the word yogi? I was once told a true yoga teacher is also a spiritual teacher, and involves alot more than just

streching and breathing techniques.

09-27-2006, 10:14 AM
A yogi is a practitioner of yoga;

both words come from the sanskrit word for union, so yeah, there is probably more to it than just some stretching


In one of the first if not the first written treatises on the subject, yoga is described as having 8

"limbs", which are:

yama (moral principles)
niyama (other personal conduct guidelines)
asanas (the "stretching

exercises" yoga)
pranayama (breathing exercises)
pratyahara (withdrawal; preliminary to meditation)

(concentration exercises)
dhyana (contemplation)
samadhi (union with the Supreme Consciousness)

By that

definition, yeah, I guess there is quite a bit more involved than some stretching exercises.