SW. Satyananda Saraswati of words / the need for Yoga Sadhana
Just as medicine is essential for those who are sick, Yoga Sadhana is also a necessity for those who feel lack them something in their life. This gap can be physical, mental or for any failure in the personality.
In fact Yoga Sadhana, It is a collective name for all these techniques we adopt deliberately to remove imperfections in the personality. The man is restless because he feels the absence of virtues in their lives. And it is more aware of its vicious nature and those habits that do not allow you to perform his own happiness and connect with your higher being in the image of God.
Yoga Sadhana means practicing yoga to undergo certain disciplines imposed by oneself in order to be able to clean and eliminate mental and physical errors. Disciplinary exercises of yoga are created to re-conducir the mind, intellect, emotions and body in an integrated union.
Understanding the person
Therefore, let's see how yoga is also an advanced psychotherapy system. When we talk about a person, we do not think only in his physical body. At the same time, also comes to mind the nature of his inner personality, with all its defects and qualities. At the beginning, this idea of the inner personality may not be clear. But for us, the human being ultimately represents his physical appearance along with his virtues, vices, and knowledge.
Through Yoga Sadhana, one can get the equanimity, serenity and keep your mind focused with a strong determination. Also recovers the lost self confidence. All these qualities are essential to live successfully in all spheres of life, provided we know how to use the energy generated with the practices of Yoga Sadhana.
The only way to download the karmas, is through our own efforts in the Sadhana. With meditation, the old samskaras and negative karmas can be burned and dawns the light of knowledge, which burns all the samskaras.
Yoga Sadhana is good for the self-realization, because all the energy generated and not consumed by the mind or emotions are directed to a healthy purpose: the realization of the Supreme being, which is the ultimate goal of life.
Proper yoga practice, advice and expert guide are always necessary for a beginner, otherwise, we can lose ourselves in a psychic jungle.
Conference of Swami Satyananda Saraswati in the V International Yoga Convention, Raigarh, November 1968. Original article in the magazine Yoga, Vol.7 No.9, 1969 of Bihar School of Yoga.