823 – Blessings to Yoga

Like the rays of the moon the light of Yoga is expanding
All religions, beliefs and sects
Are receiving shelter
Under the kalpataru (wish fulfilling tree) of Yoga.
Towards the evolution of consciousness
Yoga has done unforgettable work.
Yoga will become tomorrow’s culture
And will show
A new way of life for mankind.
Dear ones, ask yourself this question. –

Swami Satyananda Saraswati. 1981.

How have I changed after even doing a wee bit of Yoga? The answer is that the change starts once you attend a class, you feel different. The feelings are mild. It is a transformation from helplessness to being in charge of one’s life. One has a sense of belonging, one does not feel alone and alienated. There is a gradual sensation of encompassing wellbeing. Think of the sunrays and moon rays how they touch every corner of the earth. Like so once we are blessed with the gift of Yoga, we are cleansed. It has nothing to do with making an affirmation, it has got to do with how your entire being is influenced.

My way to Yoga

As an acolyte of Yoga, I perceived the change in myself. I had severe arthritis and it affected my left hand. I was young and the mother of three-year-old twins. I had difficulty brushing my hair, bathing them, running after them and also doing all the tasks which a mum has to do. My friend suggested that I go to the ashram and seek help. It happened when we were living in Munger. I went to the ashram and I started learning Yoga. It was magical as I started feeling better after the first practice. My attitude changed and the pains reduced. I was less angry at the pain which converted into positivity and change in perception.

I became a Yoga teacher and started teaching Yoga. It was wonderful to see my students transformed. They were able to view their problems in a solvable way and it helped them to be more centered and aware.

Now is the time for all of us to save the planet and this is possible through the practice of Yoga. Yoga brings us closer to the Divinity which is manifest all around us. We have to transform ourselves and respect the earth. Atmabhava (love for our fellow beings) and Sanyam (restraint) are the key teachings of Yoga. If we apply either of these teachings in our daily life, we can become sentient beings.

Aim Hrim Klim


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