There are many pathways to Yoga and many of these are intertwined, to the extent that most Yoga practiced in the western world stems from Hatha (pronounced Hah-ta, meaning sun/moon) – The eight pathways to yoga are to find out, click here..
YOGA…. it has become a household word and is now practiced by millions around the world, but in the western world in particular, is still misunderstood or thought of in the wrong terms.
In translation it has many meanings but is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means ‘to control’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. Many people today have misunderstood the practice of ‘Yoga’ to be just a series of different postures (asanas), with various kinds of breathing or meditation involved – however it is so much more than that – it is a philosophy, a way of life…of being & thinking, allowing you to reach a state of higher consciousness, of ‘enlightenment’. It talks about:,
- Devotion to a ‘higher’ power
- Cleanliness & purity
- Honesty & truthfulness to gain enlightenment, read on…