Yoga is an ancient philosophical system consisting of many techniques and methods which can improve the inner world of a person. What are the features of the philosophical system of yoga? The philosophy of yoga is a system of exercises that helps a person find harmony. The basis of the yoga philosophy is Advaita. The essence of this philosophical system is the search for infinite Absolute Consciousness in the depths of the inner world of a man.
The most basic Advaita texts are: Ashtavakra Samhita, Avadhuta Gita, Viveka Chudamani, Upadesha Sahasri, Atma Bodha. All these philosophical texts have long been translated into Russian, they are freely available on the Internet. All the listed texts are written in a simple style, in most cases they can be studied without additional comments. All these texts indicate the oneness of man and God, every person is always in unity with God, but only with the help of Yoga and Meditation can we realize the primordial unity with God.
How can a person find this unity? How can you dive into the depths of your inner world? The most important practice of self-knowledge is meditation
, with the help of meditation you go on a spiritual journey. The most perfect system of meditation is Kriya Yoga
. This meditation system is based on breathing, concentration, and visualization. In addition to Kriya Yoga meditation, there are many other levels of yoga also associated with the opening of the Chakras and energy channels, as well as strengthening health.
Many practice breathing exercises and Asanas, physical postures. These techniques help relieve stress and increase the level of performance. Yoga helps at all levels of life: spiritual search for truth, working with the programs of your subconscious mind, cleansing the Chakras and numerous energy channels, removing psychological conflicts, healing from many diseases, improving health and contributing to active longevity.Modern Yoga: Russia - USA - Europe
Yoga and meditation have become an integral part of the culture of a healthy lifestyle for modern people. In the second half of the nineteenth century, knowledge of yoga and meditation came to Europe, Russia and America.
The leading historical role in the dissemination of the theory and practice of yoga was played by Russian esotericists: Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, and author of “The Secret Doctrine”, Leo Tolstoy, who wrote commentaries on the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ, Nicholas and Helena Roerich, founders of the Agni Yoga tradition, George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky, creators of the Fourth Way tradition.
The most prominent teachers of yoga, meditation and Vedic philosophy in modern Russia are Valery Sinelnikov, Dmitry Trotsky, Vladimir Muranov, Arthur Sita (Neo Advaita), Andrey Verba, Dada Sadananda (Meditation Lessons), Oleg Torsunov, Arkady Osipov
(Golden Section and Nature-Like Technologies), Tanit (Kali Meditation), Swami Dashi (chakra run).
In the modern era, several new directions of meditation and yoga have been created. Of course, all new directions were born on the basis of ancient schools. The following modern yoga directions are developing in India, Europe, and America: Datta Kriya Yoga (Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji), Himalayan Yoga (Pilot Babaji), Sivananda Yoga (Swami Sivananda), Atma Kriya Yoga, Bhakti Marga (Swami Vishwananda), Bihar Yoga, Kriya Saraswati, Vipassana, Sahaja Yoga, Isha Yoga, Isha Kriya, (Sadhguru), Ananda Kriya Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga.
Many directions and schools of meditation and yoga are developing in different countries of the world, this is not a complete list of modern directions of yoga in the West. How can you figure out so much information about yoga and meditation? In the era of the developed Internet and social networks, it is best to start analyzing information on social networks: VKontakte, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
By collecting and analyzing information in the public domain, you will form an independent opinion, and choose the direction of yoga that suits you best at this stage. If you want to practice meditation, the best approach is to start mastering breathing exercises. By practicing breathing techniques, you can feel a stream of energy. These practices will free you from negative emotional states, depression, stress and increased fatigue.