Bhakti Yoga – Yoga for this day and age

January 9, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Bhakti Yoga – Yoga for this day and age

Overview  Yoga

- demystified  Different types of Yoga  Bhakti Yoga process  How its relevant now

Yoga - demystified

Yoga - demystified  Root

word - Yuj  Definition – process of joining or linking or connecting the self with the Supreme  What is the self ?   

Physical body Subtle body - mind, intelligence, false ego Anti-matter, Consciousness

What is the self ? 

Car represents the physical self  Driver represents the consciousness  Consciousness is the driving force behind the body

What is the self ? Physical body : Subtle body : Mind Intelligence False Ego Consciousness

Different types of yoga  Yoga  

Emphasis on physical postures, breathing eight fold practice – Ashtanga Yoga

 Yoga  

of the physical self

of the intellect

Emphasis on analysing intellectually Starting to see oneself different from matter

Different types of yoga  Yoga 

Emphasis on working without the expectation of results

 Yoga  

of action and results

of devotion

Emphasis on loving devotion to Supreme Self Takes care of body, mind, intellect and real self

Bhakti Yoga process  Using  

senses to serve the Supreme Self

Using our innate nature to serve Sense control is achieved naturally

 Chanting 

mantras

Meaning of word mantra • Man – mind • Tra – to deliver



Chanting individually and in group – Yoga of Kirtan

Bhakti Yoga process- Universal

Bhakti Yoga process- Universal Guru Nanak prayed “In the ambrosial hours of the morning I meditate on the grace of the true name”

Bhakti Yoga process- Universal

Muslims repeatedly chant the sacred name - “Allah”

Bhakti Yoga process- Universal Sanatana Dharma (eternal way of life) also recommends repetition of holy names in the form of mantras

Bhakti Yoga process- Universal Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Pronunciation and meaning      

Hare is pronounced as ha-ray Krishna is pronounced as Krish-naa Rama is pronounced as Ra-maa similar to ‘drama’ Krishna – Supreme Consciousness, all attractive Rama – Supreme Consciousness, giver of pleasure Hare – energy of the Supreme Consciousness

How Bhakti Yoga is relevant now 

Easy to practise in fast paced life  No life style changes required  Break the rules – no hard and fast rules  Helps in getting  



Inner peace Harmony with the self and with the world

Helps to overcome  

Negative feelings Bad habits

How Bhakti Yoga is relevant now Jean Claude Halliche youngest director of 3M Inc France “Everything started happening for me when I began chanting Hare Krishna”

How Bhakti Yoga is relevant now

Anne Schaufuss Dutch model “Chanting helped me give up bad habits. It changed my vision of things”

How Bhakti Yoga is relevant now Paul Bleir Printing Executive “ When I am stressed out I chant. Its one thing which charges my batteries. It clears my mind and brings me back in focus”

How Bhakti Yoga is relevant now Jane Lahner Jewelery Designer says “ Chanting makes me more perceptive more in harmony with everything and everyone around me”

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