Yoga and Meditation Introduction
Yoga, which developed in India, is an ancient tradition for integrating the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. The goal of yoga is to recognize our true nature and the inherent wisdom available to each of us from that recognition. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit verbal root yuj which means “to yoke.” It has a wide array of meanings which range from “union” to “spiritual endeavor.” Essentially, yoga means union; union within yourself, union with the divine spirit within, and harmony between you and all that is within your world.
The practice of yoga, while deeply spiritual, need not be affiliated with any one religion. Around the world, yoga is practiced and embraced by people of different faiths as a profound tool for wellness and enhancement of spiritual practice. The elements of authentic yoga include asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation, and seva— all disciplines seen as methods for individuals to attain union with the divine.
- Kundalini Meditation at TrikaShala
- Daily Yoga Classes
- Meditation & Philosophy