The breadth and depth of the authentic yoga
Since emerged a few years ago the yogamania and with it the banal exhibitionism of the postureo and boast of flexibility, are many who connect with the roots of true yoga and drink in its sources and the same few who follow a "yoga" fitness that is not yoga and are not inspired. Calle Ramiro writes.
It was regrettable that that has been the most venerable ascetic system in the world, in the words of the great psychologist William James, finished for many to become an exotic gym without any spiritual sight.
Yoga is basically a spiritual technique and a method of processing, through which the practitioner works on all areas of his person (instinctive driving, mental, emotional) for conscious evolution to achieve and to face life with an attitude based on the clarity, fairness, peace and compassion.
Throughout the long history of yoga, have arisen many schools yogic wisdom, among which in this work I want to address the of the natha Yogis and the pranavadinswhich both made to research and expand the possibilities of the human being, providing instructions and procedures to make possible the real self-development, mental independence and inner freedom.
Both the pranavadins and the natha Yogis worked thoroughly with the fine, or subtle energies because they are those that allow a type of knowledge truly transformational and supramental. These subtle or fine powers are ready to emerge when we provide them with the conditions to do so, among which are well tuned awareness and alert, the domain on certain somatic features and thought, the cultivation of the perceptiveness and intuition, the feeling of openness and capacity (through meditation and many other methods) to connect with the source, or flow of energy which is personal and transpersonal, or is within one, but also outside of one.
This energy, principle of life, feeling, and action, acquires various degrees, ranging from the most coarse or crude to more subtle. It is important to be able to connect with those fine and subtle energies seeking another kind of feeling and which give a feeling of fullness.
The human being is like a battery, a microverse or small replica of the universe. Energy is not inexhaustible, and that there is to know how to take care of it, enhance it and channel it. In this regard both the natha Yogis and the pranavadins were a few real experts. The first made use of quite a number of techniques of psychosomatic control, which was not only about the physical body but so very special about the energetic or Ethereal; the second used a razor-thin and amazing domain on respiration and thus the prana or vital breath.
The pranavadins believed that the core of yoga is the regulation of respiration and there is real yoga without respiratory control. Through mastery of breath they managed to dissolve the thought to connect with the mind quiescent and dispose of his wisdom; to the emptying of mental and emotional content, managed to fine energies eclosionasen. Yoga has been a constant teaching that at the root of the thought or prelude to the discursive process, is a reality that is hidden to us as Pearl lies in the oyster or the cream in the milk. The pranavadins were capable of great achievements through the control of respiration and the controlling of prana or life force.
The natha Yogis were the largest experiential researchers body that history has known. They created the entire body of teachings and methods of hatha-yoga. Through your personal verification discovered energy fields, the twenty-one vital points, the Ethereal body that it interpenetrates the physical, energetic centers and how to decode many trends and psychosomatic reactions. They dominated both the subtle and ordinary physiology. They could undergo prolonged fasts, entered and went out to will of ecstasy, could impinge on the somatic automatisms and got the body to become a precious tool to conquer the mind and straighten the spirit. They were experts in what we might call "the conscious work" on the body and many of them got at the end of his days living with full consciousness the death process or even abandon the body consciously when became a useless vehicle.
Part of the heritage of the true hatha yoga it is must to the natha Yogis and pranavadins. It is unfortunate that they have raised all sorts of pseudoyogas who turn their backs to the authentic hatha-yoga and try to present it as pure fitness or exotic gymnastics for sweating, weight loss, strengthen the back, develop attachment to the body and the cheap contortion display. And what is even more regrettable is to be a good number of Indian mentors that led the yoga to the United States that most adulterasen it with the defined purpose of Commodifying it, no matter that they become so treacherous to the essence of yoga and dilapidaran their precious heritage.
Attention: Ramiro Calle will lecture free at the Casino of Madrid Monday, January 11 at 7 pm. Title: "Yoga, calm and mental clarity".
More than 50 years has been Calle Ramiro teaching yoga. He began teaching at home and created an Academy of yoga correspondence for all Spain and Latin America. In January of l971 opened its Yoga Center Shadak, that have already passed more than half a million people. His 250 published works include more than fifty devoted to yoga and related disciplines. He has made Yoga the purpose and sense of his life, having traveled a hundred times to India, the homeland of yoga.
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