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Class Notes 1
What is Yoga?
Definitions of Yoga
1. Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah
Yoga is the control of the
modifications of the disturbances of the mind.
2. Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
Yoga is skill in action
Performing your actions
skillfully, lovingly and without expectations.
3. Yoga is Samadhi (and that Samadhi is a universal attribute of
the mind-field (chitta)).
4. Yoga is niroddha which leads to the seer’s remaining in his
own nature totally and permanently.
Having Free Will
The word Yoga comes from the
the Sanskrit verb yuj
conjugation of yuj means Samadhi
conjugation yujir meaning Samadhi
conjugation of yuj, meaning , “to join, to restrain, to keep under control as
To Some the primary meaning
was Samadhi, but there is much use in the sense of uniting, joining, yoking, in
Vedic and Upanishadic literature. For purposes of the Yoga texts (Yoga Sutras)
it is reasonable to accept.
The Rishi Vyasa’s
statement that the word yoga means Samadhi and that Samadhi is a universal
attribute of the mind field.
According to the ancient
masters the practice of yoga actually begins in the mind and through the medium
of the breath becomes manifest in the body.