Yoga dictionary. Vicara
And there are many levels of answer to this question. Can be called nationality, gender, profession, last resort, any personal quality. And most people are satisfied with this explanation, creating in their minds a certain image of themselves. And, it would seem, all is well, but the problem is that in the material world everything is changeable. And not only in the physical, but also in the psychological sphere. And when in a person’s life there are some radical changes and created in his mind the image of ” I ” is destroyed, it causes cognitive dissonance, and even plunges a person into depression and shock. Moreover, even without any serious upheaval, the personality of man is constantly changing, like a river — some tendencies of the mind fade, others, on the contrary, appear. Such changes are due to karma. Continue reading
About the destruction of the consciousness of men and about alcohol
About the destruction of the consciousness of men and about alcohol.
Let’s look at specific life examples. Namely, what we can now observe in our society.
For certain reasons, for certain purposes, some forces invented alcohol and introduced it everywhere, all over the world. A man who drinks beer, or wine, or vodka, thinks that he is relaxing, but in fact he is gradually losing his mind. And this unreasonable state over time becomes natural, familiar and pleasant for a man. A man does not know how to relax without alcohol, he becomes DEPENDENT. The introduction and widespread advertising of alcohol through TV and the media has led to the fact that the most conscious part of humanity – men – began to depend on it for alcohol. The point of introducing alcohol is that alcohol cloudes a person’s consciousness, makes him heavy and dull, and over time can completely destroy it. Continue reading
The purpose of yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Patanjali (part 2)
The importance of asanas in yoga practice
So, yoga classes begin with oneself, with one’s lifestyle and with a restructuring of one’s thinking. Yoga is primarily an internal individual work and there are no competitors in it, since only a person himself can show his life whether he is engaged in yoga or not. However, the third stage of yoga is asana, the use of various body positions. What are the different positions of the body used for? In order to enable the internal, hidden reserves of the human body. This step is used when the student subsequently wants to move on to more powerful internal practices. This stage is auxiliary, it helps to generate internal energy in order to subsequently safely and painlessly go to the next stages of yoga practice. In India, a ha-tha yoga system was invented for this purpose, in Tibet there is another, Tibetan yoga, there is also Chinese qi-gong gymnastics, which is also essentially a Chinese form of yoga. All kinds of martial arts came, in essence, from this source. Continue reading