"Create the right balance between material and spiritual life and you will possess two strong wings with which your soul can soar towards God."
Progress is made on the Yoga path by systematic practice of Asanas, Pranayama and concentration. The Yoga path is not always easy. Difficulties and obstacles that arise must be overcome. With experience we learn the importance of keeping our goal in sight and continue to practice unwaveringly, with confidence.
The concentration exercises control the mind and make us more aware of mental restlessness. This restless mind creates inner tension, which prevents us from following a single train of thought consistently to the end. Because of this, the mind often leads us astray.
Yoga calms the mind and develops the power of discrimination. Viveka is that aspect of the intellect (Buddhi), which guides us towards correct understanding and to discern what are the right decisions. One of the most important tasks now, apart from the physical, breathing and concentration exercises, is to train the intellect and use it correctly. Yoga ignites in us the light of wisdom so that we gain clarity and are able to become aware of true reality.
ॐ कारं बिन्दु संयुक्तं नित्यं धायन्ति योगिनः ।
कामदं मोक्षदं चैवं ॐ काराय नमो नमः ॥
OMKĀRAṂ BINDU SAṂYUKTAṂ
NITYAṂ DHĀYANTI YOGINAḤ
KĀMADAṂ MOKṢADAṂ CAIVAṂ
OMKĀRĀYA NAMO NAMAḤ
I bow before OM - origin of the Universe. The Source of all existence, the light that lives in each heart.
Meditation on OM leads to liberation from rebirth and death.
Everything in the Universe - the visible and invisible - originate in OM, exist in OM and dissolve again into OM.
OM is the Supreme; all Yogis meditate on OM.
My deepest adoration to the divine OM - the Source of light, love, truth and cosmic harmony.