Kriya Yoga Lesson 3 of 3

Kriya Yoga Lesson 3 of 3: A Master Can Make Your Life a Joy


  1. Yoga holds that a person’s health condition depends on himself. It lays emphasis on physical, mental and emotional

    balance and development of a sense of harmony with all of life. There’s nothing mystical about it.Nor is it external.

    Rather it is an inner faculty. Yoga endeavors to re-establish inner balance through a variety of ways, ranging from the

    gross to the subtle. Which is why it is considered a holistic art.Rather than prescribe treatments, yoga therapy

    encourages awareness. Through age-old yogic techniques, we get to know ourselves better.From that knowledge, comes

    the ability to more easily accept and adapt to change, resulting in enhanced well-being in body, mind, heart and spirit.

    Hence its applicability to almost all chronic conditions.

    What approach does yoga therapy take?

    Contrary to modern medical science that tries to identify the pathogenic factor (be it a toxic substance, a micro-organism,

    or metabolic disorder) then eliminate it, Yoga takes a totally different point of view. It holds that if a person is sick there

    must be a deeper reason behind it – that illness doesn’t arise by chance. It is the result of an imbalance, a disruption in

    the body-mind complex that creates the condition. Here the symptoms, the pathogenic factors, are not the issue. Yoga

    believes that the root cause lies somewhere else.
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  2. In Kriya Yoga there is a notion of tapas which literally means to burn or purify. While it is easy to to run away from pain, and the mind tries to do so constantly, what would happen if we were to accept it and learn from it? Performing tapas means to see that pain as a burning fire, consuming our inner impurities and weaknesses, purifying our spirit and making the mind stronger. In doing so, we can practice acceptance welcome these "negative" emotions with open arms and the warm embrace of a long lost friend. Tapas provide us the means to practice mental discipline and self-restrain in situations where that choice is the hardest and most challenging.For more information visit us at:-Yogo Ego.