The work on the body

In the West the body has been considered only as a source of pleasure and suffering. But in the yoga and the ancient Buddhist psychology, the body is a tool to accelerate the evolution of consciousness and make possible the self-realization. Calle Ramiro writes.


The body thus becomes object of special attention in the long march towards inner freedom. It is not only the cause of pleasure or pain, but it helps us to develop somatic and mental potential.

Yoga appreciated the body, which is dense energy or the base of the human pyramid. Thereby appreciated it that appointed it as the Temple of the divinity and the vehicle of the inner self. The body is also insulated by the energy of the subtle body, which it interpenetrates. It's an energy that yoga is called Prana. It is the vital force, the breath, the dynamic power.

Consciously work on the body is done through two types of yoga: Hatha yoga and the Radja yoga. The first we can call you Yoga psicofico and the second, psycho yoga. The first is like a ladder that leads to the second, but they are independent, but complementary.

In the Hatha yoga works on the body with psychosomatic methods that involve the mind and mental domain techniques are used in the Radja yoga. But many of the techniques of psycho yoga used bodily functions to the methodical training of care, such as the concentration of body posture, breathing, feelings or perceptions. The body is the mind and mind will reach the body. For something yoga was the precursor of psychosomatic science, that he realized from the outset in the close interrelationship between the somatic and the psychic. Everything that affects the body affects the mind and vice versa.

In true Hatha yoga, various elaborate and verified techniques that make it are used to convert in the body in a living laboratory and through it to get the Suppression of uncontrolled thoughts and go beyond the ordinary mind.

Techniques to connect with our inner

The techniques are psychosomatic tools of great value, which not only affects the physical body but also the energy. You are techniques are postures or body plans, conscious and regulated breathing exercises, neuromuscular and energy action and cleaning procedures.

In postures is the detention of aware of the body to live it to the very deep, conscienciando, stretching, massage and pressure point vital, and can also interorizarse and pronounce the experience of being.

The arrest aware of body, favours the assimilation and somehow the suspension of extroverted sensory activity. The mind is folded over itself and is absorbed in its source. The mindfulness plays an essential role, because through it the asana allows "dig" into the body and go beyond it. Not witness all the phenomena of the body and you experience not only their body they will also discover your energy map.

Pranayama or breathing, not only control is a method of energised and promote physical health; It also regulates the powers, silk-the nervous system, helps to inhibit thought and enhance the internalization and the experience of being. Pranayama leads to the pratyahara or dive deep in one.

The body is a precious reservoir of energy dense and thin or subtle. Meditation uses the body and its functions to develop the so-called consciousness-witness able to contemplate the psychosomatic processes from the free and fairness, and so can the practitioner achieve independence with respect to the same.

Era Ramakrishna that indicated to us that in you body there are hidden pearls one can be finding as do the search engines of pearls in the ocean. These pearls hidden in the body are energy centers that can be activated. Buddha It declared that in this body of less than two meters high is the world, or that we are a replica of the universe or microcosm. The basic elements are manifested in the body: Earth, water, fire, air and ether, and exercises to work meditatively sonbre them.

Through the yogic practices and internal development, the practitioner manages to not only manage their coarse energies, but it begins to experience fine or subtle energies that help transform and mutate the consciousness. As the cream is hidden in milk, these subtle energies are in humans, but remain dormant, waiting to be updated through internal discipline, and in this sense consciously work on the body is an extraordinary aid. The body leaves then focus only as a cause of pleasure or pain, and becomes in path of self-realization.

Calle Ramiro

RamiroCalleMore 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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