September 11, 2020 |
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Meditation is an integral part of yoga. As mentioned in Yoga Sutra 2.16 – ‘Heyam Dukham Anagatham’ a dedicated and sustained daily practice of will ensure that we get rid of suffering in our future.
Yoga practice paves the way for a clear, calm and stable mind which is capable of right perception and understanding at all points of time. This correct perception will ensure that we don’t swing between extremes of happiness and sadness or pain and pleasure, and remain stable and balanced or in ‘ Samatvam ‘ always.
Yoga seeks to eliminate and make redundant such afflictions like misapprehension, mistaken identity, excessive attachment, unreasonable aversion, fear and insecurity . This, in turn, ensures that our thoughts, actions and emotions are not coloured in any way.
And hence each of our action is performed to the best of our ability without any attachment to the result. Every action of ours itself becomes the reward, and not just the result.
Correct and daily Yoga practice enables us to live in the present and not get caught in our past or/and in our future. We get the clarity to live the present moment in the best possible manner without getting bogged down by our past or getting weighed down by the expectations of the future.
Yoga enables us to be mindful in whatever we do and give our 100% to each of our endeavours. Yoga thus results in working to our fullest potential and achieving the best results in whatever we take up. Yoga practice ensures that our body and senses scale all obstacles and attain whatever great heights they are capable of. Yoga practice will put us in a zone of everlasting contentment instead of ephemeral happiness.