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17 Jul 2016 - 04:20:19 pm

What Is Karma Yoga And Its Significance?

Karma yoga basically consists of entirely selfless service, in which the Ego is given up to the desire to serve the divine in every thing, be it man, animal, plant or an inanimate object. The key to practicing true Karma Yoga is to free yourself of expectations, and do good deeds simply to bring more good into the world. Based on observation, the teachers and students here take the practice of yoga seriously without seeing a yoga class as a means to an end, but the teachings as a way of life. The philosophy of the Bhagavadgita is not merely work, but participation in the production of a value that is transcendent to the action itself. On other days I took a yin, karma, and kundalini yoga class with different instructors. Although all actions cause Karma and all actions on the material plane are made up of both good and bad Karma, you cannot avoid Karma by doing nothing at all. Perfect for those who enjoy the Hot 26 but need those extra 30 minutes in their day.

With this in mind, modern yoga practitioners would most certainly benefit from a basic knowledge of Ayurveda to help establish a healthy daily routine and adjust their practice according to the constitution, dosha imbalance, season, and so on, to prevent disease and promote longevity.

Any contribution to your community will be favorable to this yoga: help the homeless, the sick, participate in local community events, assist your neighbor, help someone cross the street, the examples are countless. The Bhakti Yoga practitioners use their emotions in order to attain their yogic goal. One follows his or her own predisposition in balancing these different forms of Yoga. The accident is your Praarabdha Karma - your allotted Karma for this life out of the entire Sanchita Karma of your Soul. Hyp-Flow Yoga guides students through a gentle, flowing asana practice ending with an extended, deep relaxation savasana.

Furthermore, the Four Purifications taught in our workshops is an ancient method from the Ashtanga Yoga for purifying the gross and subtle body in order to prepare it for more advanced practices. Many people who practice yoga view it as being a great way to improve their health or enhance the function of their minds. If you are doing it with the expectation of getting something out of it, or doing it begrudgingly, then no it is not karma yoga. Even if you practice Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini or Kriya Yoga you have to combine it with Karma Yoga in order to have a rich experience of the process.

Soji is karma yoga in action, except that you do not offer that work as a sacrifice to God or perform it as part of your God's duty. With the transcendence of the egoic motivations, without the illusion of the ego as acting subject, spontaneity how to practise karma yoga of action appears as a smooth flow. Hence the character of an individual, which is the aggregate result of the works of his previous life may be called Karma.
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