Physical and mental obstacles to free the be

"Ashtanga Yoga" means the yoga of eight members or steps, and is used to refer to the philosophical system proposed by Patanjali in the 2nd century a. C. But often when we talk about yoga is understood as the practice of psychophysical exercises known as Hatha Yoga, a very rear system. Writes Chandra Maya ten Querol.


What it purports to Hatha Yoga - whose name is the union of the prefix Ha and Tha, the Sun and the Moon, i.e., physical energy and mental, respectively – is balance and energetic purification of the body and mind by the successive steps that lead us to the State of Yoga, i.e., to the of the quiet mind, which is how defines it the Bhagavad Gita, and that is also defined as Viyoga, i.e. the de-identification of consciousness (Purusa) of the body-mind complex, both belonging to Prakritti, or nature evolutionary products.

This type of Yoga emerged in the 12th century with the Nath tradition, founded Goraknath with its famous Gorakshashataka, in collecting practices of the tradition of the Kampatha Yogis, really extreme practices limited to very advanced search engines, since such practices lead to the limit of human possibilities, defying the laws of nature Psychophysics in search of power and knowledge. Subsequently Swatmarama collect in the Hathayoga Pradipika a humanized version of these practices, which will be adapted and smoothing over the centuries to what we know and do today.

The problem of the human being, according to the yoga of Patanjali, it is precisely the way in which we identify with the obstacles caused by the character, that he crammed the mind of thoughts inconvenient kidnapping and clouding of consciousness as the clouds often cover the Sun. These obstacles are the product of the individual karma due to the Lilac or game cosmic that generate our acts. Obstacles are manifested in the disordered activity of mind and body, operating in unison. The five obstacles that defines the yoga of Patanjali are:

-Ignorance, to distinguish the permanent of the perishable, i.e. ignorance of our true being, identical to the universal and divine essence that US sister and melts with the whole.

-Selfishness, propensity for guiding the things that they surround us to our interests and desires without thinking of others, which is putting the individual benefit to common.

-Attachment, cling to things or people with whom we enjoy without accepting its failure when they are not.

-Aversion, rejection of what produces displeasure, such as logical responsibilities of life or prejudice against what we know, or the rejection of people who reflect we personality or aspects of life that we don't want to see or accept.

-Fear, the loss of that that we enjoy, whose greatest exponent is death, stop enjoying the world as we know it in our subjective reality.

Any psychological conflict facing us is rooted in one of these obstacles, and often in the mixture of several! Occasionally their resolution involves, in addition to consistency in the practice of yoga, a gradual process of purification and Unlearning, In addition to a reconsideration of our mental models due to the attachments and aversions born of social activity, so de tal forma que podamos we can as well Unmasking the beliefs that distort reality and condition our subjective perception of conflicts.

The claim is the true root of the disturbing thoughts, born of ignorance and selfishness, and they are in turn the source of excitement and negative mood.

Chandra Maya ten Querol. Integral yoga. Facebook Chandramaya

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