basics of yoga l.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Basics of Yoga PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Basics of Yoga

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 9

Basics of Yoga - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Basics of Yoga The universe has both material and spiritual components. The human being has both material and spiritual components. Components of the Universe: Components of the human being

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Basics of Yoga' - ostinmannual

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
basics of yoga

Basics of Yoga

The universe has both material and spiritual components.

The human being has both material and spiritual components.

components of the universe components of the human being
Components of the Universe:Components of the human being
  • Purusha: Pure consciousness. Immortal, spiritual, always free. Infinite existence, knowledge, & happiness. The true self.
  • Prakriti: The unconscious world. Mortal, material, determined. The material self of body and mind.
the goal of yoga
The Goal of Yoga
  • To eliminate suffering by helping us attain discriminative knowledge of the Purusha and the Prakriti. This realization brings contentment, peace, and happiness.
kirya yoga yoga of action
Kirya Yoga: Yoga of Action
  • Austerity, introspection, & ego surrender
  • Preparing for trance by ridding oneself of afflictions
  • Ignorance (mistaking the noneternal for the eternal)
  • Egoism: identifying the seen with the power of seeing
  • Attachment: intense seeking after pleasure
  • Repulsion: intense aversion from pain
  • Fear of death: intense clinging to life
ashtanga yoga
Ashtanga Yoga
  • Yama (5 restraints)
  • Niyama (5 disciplines)
  • Asana (physical postures)
  • Pranayama (regulation of breathing)
  • Pratyahara (sense organ withdrawal)
  • Dharana (concentration)
  • Dhyana (contemplation)
  • Samadhi (absorption)
  • Do not engage in violence
  • Do not lie
  • Do not steal
  • Do not crave sexual pleasure
  • Do not be possessive
  • Purity: cleanse one’s body & mind of all pollutants
  • Contentment: mental & spiritual balance
  • Austerity
  • Study of scriptures and lives of saints
  • Devotion to the Higher Self
other external steps preparatory stage
Other External Steps: Preparatory Stage
  • Asana (Physical Postures)
  • Pranayama (regulation of breathing)
  • Pratyahara: training the mind to withdraw consciousness from external objects, and to direct it instead to the inner contents of the mind
internal steps meditative stage samyama one pointedness
Internal Steps: Meditative Stage (Samyama: one-pointedness)
  • Dharana (concentration): fixing the mind on one idea, letting other images glide by, paying no attention to them
  • Dhyana (contemplation): sustained focus on an idea, getting to know it in its entirety. The mind remains aware of itself as a subject meditating on an object.
  • Samadhi (absorption): mystical union with the Purusha