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Yoga which studied man in depth at all levels, has much to offer to project an alternative to the modern style of thinking and living. What is needed is to understand Yoga not as others understand it but as Patanjali understood and propagated it. In his classic system of Yoga, he has methodically shown what afflictions man suffers from and for what reasons. He has applied spiritual psychology to explore this and has supplied the basic technology for elevating man from his moorings of animal life. Those working for sublimation, integration and evolution of man will have no better alternative than the acceptance of Yoga as a way of life for future generations.
Patanjali has described ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ eight fold path or steps of Yoga. The eight steps are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. These steps in perfect order, as they are, were formulated on the basis of psychological understanding of the human mind. Yoga had recognised and accepted the importance of the mindand the subconscious over the total human personality much earlier than did the modem psychology in its present form. In the methodology of Patanjali, all the eight limbs or constituents are to be present in the same sequence with their correlation andratios as recommended, to make the process of yoga successful. Yoga, thus, is a lifestyle, step-wise and stage-wise, through the eight-fold path to final liberation from pain and suffering.
These steps progressively take you to the highest state of creativity, of discriminative knowledge and towards attaining the desired perfection. There-iliesitsgreat purpose and usefulness. There are some who emphasise on only one or the other aspects of yoga, missing the integrated approach, which is so classic and can alone give a total education for the transformation of the human personality from the disintegrated into an integrated one, and sublimate man to divinity (from the ignoble to the noble is yoga). The classic yoga, commonly known as the eight-fold path (ashtanga yoga), covers both die yoga ideology and technology.
YogaLife Mission and Activities
Our mission at YogaLife USA is to significantly improve the overall well-being of the society and quality of life in a cost-effective manner. We aim to accomplish this by helping individuals and groups to adopt a lifestyle, which follows the core principles and values of authentic and classical Yoga. Through this lifestyle, the followers will derive optimal benefit by uniting the body, mind, and the soul. Following are some of the key activities that we are planning to offer to accomplish our mission:
• Teach Yoga with the prime objective of serving others
• Encourage Yoga in the corporate world through group lessons and workshops
• Actively participate and promote Yoga in national health conferences
• Offer Teachers Training courses and certification
• Conduct national and international seminars to educate and promote the benefits of Yoga