EP #11 | योग का उत्साह कैसे बढ़ाएँ?

Patanjali Yog Sutra Curated

EP #11 | योग का उत्साह कैसे बढ़ाएँ?

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June 15, 2022

The Episode #11 explains the Sutras 21 and 22 of Samadhipada (the first chapter of the #PatanjaliYogSutra), highlighting the significance of #Samveg – the first of two essential means that help us build the eagerness and enthusiasm on the path of Yog (Samadhi). Samveg is a seeker’s passion and excitement steered in the right direction, i.e. on the Guru’s Path. Building upon the concept of Samveg, Sri Guru draws a clear distinction between different intensities of Samveg – Mild, Moderate and Intense.

The teachings of #Yoga that had been handed down in an oral tradition over thousands of years from ancient times, are said to have been synthesized and compiled by Maharishi #Patanjali in the form of ‘Yog Sutra’— one of the foundational texts of classical Yogic Philosophy. The Patanjali Yog Sutras explain about the अष्टांग योग (Ashtanga Yog) illustrating the 8 Elements for a Holistic Life, i.e. यम (Yama), नियम (Niyam), आसन (Aasana), प्राणायाम (Pranayama), प्रत्याहार (Pratyahara), धारणा (Dharaana), ध्यान (Dhyana), समाधि (Samadhi). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali consist of 196 Sanskrit Sutras organized in 4 Adhyaya (chapters) — समाधिपाद (Samadhipadah), साधनापाद (Saadhanpadah), विभूतिपाद (Vibhutipadah) and कैवल्यपाद (Kaivalyapadah). He defines Yoga as that which restrains the mind-stuff (Chitta) from taking various forms (Vrutti).

At SRM, Sri Guru has always laid emphasis on the subtler spiritual objective of Yoga, hence, was coined the term ‘YogaYog’— experiencing Union (Yog) through Yoga. Through this Satsang series on the Yog Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali, Sri Guru takes the seekers deeper into the understanding of ‘Union’ through physical, mental and intellectual evolution.

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