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ABOUT IMMORTAL CORE YOGA
Immortal CORE Yoga aims to offer what the essence of what yoga is.
Yoga can be defined in so many ways, because its essence is beyond description. Yoga isn't just about poses. Yoga isn't really a way to work out - though it can be. The entire meaning behind the physical practices is to clean and take care of the physical body in such a way that it experientially becomes light, pure, stable, balanced, pain-free. But even this isn't the end goal. Having this experience with the physical body allows us to experience what is beyond the physical, because we are more able to move past our limits when the body is well taken care of.
Yoga isn't a practice. It's an experience.
The practices of yoga (yogic practices) lead you to the experience of yoga.
Yoga means union.
Yoga is, essentially, the blissful experience of union with all of existence.
With Self-Realization, comes that experience.
Therefore the goal of any and every yogic practice is to lead one to Self-Realization, and ultimately to the experience of Yoga, Blissful Union, with all.
With this essence in mind, anything practiced towards achieving this highest aim, can be called a yogic practice, a practice of yoga, practicing setting all the proper conditions for actual experience of blissful union, which we call Yoga.
Advanced practices are those that lead you closest to that experience. However, they require a sturdy foundation in order to practice them.
You cannot truly know anyone else before you truly know yourself.
You cannot stand on the head if a certain balance and strength is not already present. If that is not yet present, then a beginner practice is implemented in order to introduce that balance and strength so that standing on the head becomes possible.
If you do not know yourself, first practice knowing yourself from the most obvious, then go to the most subtle.
The goal of Yogic Practices, which is Yoga, is the highest goal possible to achieve, and can be called by many other names - the names matter not, for they describe the same experience, the same essence. Whether we call it Salvation, Nirvana, Enlightenment, Samadhi, God-Realization - the difference lies only in the words used, not in the meaning, the essence.
In order to achieve the highest goal, the highest practices can be used. But, in order to practice the most advanced practices, one must have a solid foundation set. This is where Ashtanga Yoga (8 Steps to Experience Yoga) comes in, which is a part of Raja Yoga (Royal Yogic Practices). The advanced practices aim at controlling the mind, and the initial practices prepare us for success in that venture.
First, the practice of cleaning one's life with 5 guidelines to follow, then 5 guidelines to avoid. These two steps ensure that a clean life is lived, minimizing turbulent events that will get in the way of the ultimate experience.
Then the practice of cleaning the body, and bringing it into a comfortable balance - a balance of strength and ease, and a precision of natural geometry. Once the body is clean, it becomes easier to work with it, strengthen it, use it well - with precision. Maintaining a steady posture, pain-free, disturbance-free, sets up the body to be an aid to the further practices, and not an impediment.
The fourth practices deal with a more subtle aspect than the physical body - the breath and the life energies. Once the breath has been cleaned, one can breathe deeply, easefully, and increase the oxygen intake sevenfold. This means, a big increase in the life energies that can be stored and used. Once some mastery is gained over the breath, the practices of mastering the life-force energies can be practiced, and all of the subtle energy channels within the body become accessible, as well as the energy portals, known as chakras, which are located in the cerebrospinal axis (6 major ones are located in the subtle, non-physical, channels of the spine, and 1 major chakra located at the crown of the head, also in a subtle, non-physical form). Ultimately, energy is the source of matter, therefore we take care of the physical matter before we move onto its source, the more subtle energies. It's like applying the brakes in a car in order to slow it down. The brakes aren't applied to the pistons in the engine (the source of the movement of the car). The brakes are applied to the most obvious part of the moving car, the wheels. Once the wheels stop, then the car stops moving, then you can turn the car off and stop the motion at the pistons. So far, we've stopped the turbulence in life events by cleaning up daily habitual behaviours and actions. Then we've cleaned up the body, strengthened and balanced it in order to comfortable stay seated still.
Then we've cleaned up the breath and subtle life energies in order to increase the energy that we can take in and experience. And there is one more subtle thing to take care of before we reach the practices of mind control.
Sense control is the fifth limb of Asthanga Yoga. This involves controlling and cleaning one's interest in 5 sense pleasures, as well as turning off the senses at will, so that there is even less input coming in, and the body and mind can calm down much further.
With these five practiced, and practiced well, the next three steps, called Samyama, dealing with the mind have a much higher rate of success when practiced. Step six is concentration, cleaning the mind from pop-up-thoughts that pull the attention from one place to another. The constant jumping of the attention needs to be worked upon, so that the mind can stay focused in one place for an extended period of time. Thought force is one of the most powerful forces, therefore, in yogic practices, very high-vibrational, pure, clean, uplifting concentration points are chosen. Otherwise, practicing concentration on anything negative would add turbulence into the system and impede progress.
Once the mind is concentrated enough, then meditation can be practiced. Meditation is a deeper form of concentration. It is full presence, in the moment, with ease, relaxation, full-awareness, no distractions on any level (physical, energetic, emotional, mental). The experience of meditation happens after an extended experience of concentration. This is why, at first, when many people come to practice meditation, which is the seventh step (almost the last step, one of the most advanced practices) they feel unable to do so, or that the experience of meditation is far from them. If that's true, it's because a lot of conditions haven't been met yet for that experience. It's like trying to do anything without having the proper tool - it's not going to work, or work well at all. If there is a lot of daily stress, life drama, pain and instability in the body, breath, mind, meditation isn't going to happen. The practice of relaxation on all levels is often necessary before the practice of meditation. Meditation also need not be simply practiced while sitting still with the eyes closed. You can technically turn your whole life into a meditation. Because meditation is a deeper, extended form of concentration, any time during your daily life when you find yourself fully immersed in the task at hand, you are practicing meditation. Because meditation is full-presence, any time you are fully living in the present moment, practicing mindfulness, you are accessing a state of meditation. Because meditation is so easeful and peaceful, any time you practice living your daily life with those qualities, you are experiencing meditation.
Once the willpower has been strengthened, the mind sharpened, and the practice of meditation achieved, and extended, the experience of deep joy, love, peace, bliss, arise from within, more and more. The eighth and final step is called samadhi, which is a state of superconsciousness, and a state of blissfulness. This step is technically not practiced - it's too advanced. It simply is experienced once the other seven steps have been practiced very well, and the person is ready for the experience on all levels. It is this experience that leads us to glimpses of what Yoga truly means, and eventually to that ultimate experience of Yoga.
With these steps in mind for the ultimate goal of Yoga, we can see that it isn't necessarily everyone's main goal in life, because it simply requires a fully-dedicated life, and most of us still want to dedicate our time to experiencing other things first. In these cases, certain yoga practices are done in order to improve the quality of life, but not necessarily experience the final goal. As we can also see, most practices of yoga clean the practitioner, bring uplifted states of being and peaceful focus, joy, love. Therefore, literally anything you do with a positive impact on yourself or others, is technically yoga. Like this, even brushing your teeth is a yoga practice, cleaning your room is a yoga practice, helping a friend is a yoga practice. Once you know the essence of what yoga is, anything you do with that essence at heart and in mind is a practice of yoga. Anything that takes you to an experience of purity, balance, peace, joy, love, anything that is only good and positive for you and others, is a yoga practice.
four paths of yoga
is, essentially, a blissful experience of union with one and all.
Throughout all of the yogic practices
Yoga can technically be called a religion, though it is also not a religion. You can be of any faith, and practice yoga. In fact, all religions technically offer yogic practices, because they all have the same aim. Again, it is in essence - the words are not what matters, the same essence is behind every form of practice. Yoga is a universal practice, and any words or cultures can be used to describe it or practice it. It is not limited to a specific group of people of a specific time in humanity.