Spiritual Yoga

Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodha: Yoga is the removal of thoughts from the mind, by Patanjali’s definition. The objective is to achieve a still mind and tranquility and experience life as it is – the Reality.

I’ve never known of this explanation until I embarked on YTT.

Obviously, the task of removing thoughts from our mind is extremely daunting, if not impossible, to any person in general. Every waking moment in our everyday life, our mind is filled with information, and processing it, never mind it being authentic or fake. It has become more so with the onslaught of social media that we seem can’t live without.  People are constantly hungry for information.  Demand spins supply, and supply spins desires. It is a never-ending vicious cycle.  How to break free? I mean, if we wish to…

In our fast-pace environment, we are expected to keep up, or be left out.  Quiet moments for spiritual development seems so far away and unreachable.  Spiritual development is meant for those who have time to spare, perhaps…

We should be thankful to the yoga gurus who help spread the yoga “culture” even though to most people, yoga is still simply a practice of physical exercises that can help calm the mind.  But at least, it provides us a chance to see the bigger picture of yoga philosophy.

The eight-limb principle of yoga philosophy is simple in structure, yet it runs so very deep towards a long, long journey of attaining eternal bliss – the ultimate.  But if we are convinced and determined enough, why not give ourselves a chance?

Lao Tzu says, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  Don’t lose hope…