Yoga is the union of body and mind in a single continuum, which in turn unites with the universal spirit. It also means action, in the sense of being the vehicle for the union of the human being with the divine. This ancient art is practiced by adepts all over the world and has several categories, among them, the Bhakti Yoga.
What is the main purpose of yoga?
Yoga is the present and not the future, so the practice must be done with detachment, without rushing to get somewhere. For, the union between body, mind and spirit, being the destiny of yogamas, those who practice, and also the means to get there.
It is a philosophy of life that must be lived 24 hours a day and not just during training. Where the formation of the character of yogamas is the basis of everything and the condition for reaching the ultimate goal: a state of expansion of consciousness, called samadhi.
What is Bhakti Yoga?
It is the spiritual practice that aims to recognize the divine in all beings and forms. Being known among all yoga practices as that of devotion, precisely because it seeks a perfect connection with God.
It is a path of self-realization to have an experience of unity with the universe, in a transcendental exchange relationship. It uses a lot of intonations of mantras, which are sacred sounds in yoga. The most famous of these is the “OM”, which can be long, short, slow or fast, depending on the level of concentration or exercise.
What are the benefits of practice?
The body is the temple that houses our spirit and, therefore, must be cared for and cherished in the best possible way. Because only in this way, the mind, in silence, frees itself from everyday distractions and can hear the inspiring messages of the soul better.
In addition, with yoga it is possible to:
- Have a more flexible body
- better quality of life
- Improves sleep pattern
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Increase the ability to concentrate and creativity
- It helps regulate the functioning of the respiratory and digestive systems.
If you wish, along with yoga you can practice meditation exercises to unify mind and body in one vibration.
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