Unlock Your Energy Through Yoga
When we say 'yoga', for many of you it might mean some impossible
physical postures. Yoga means to be in perfect tune.
When you are in yoga, your body, mind and spirit, and existence,
are in absolute harmony. When you fine-tune yourself to a point
where everything functions beautifully within you, the best of
your abilities will just flow out of you. When you are happy,
your energies function better. Have you noticed that when you
are happy you have endless energy? Even if you don't eat or sleep,
you can go on and on. So, just a little happiness liberates you
from your normal limitations of energy and capability.
Yoga is the science of activating your inner energies in such
a way that your body, mind and emotions function at their highest
peak. When your body and mind function in a completely different
state of relaxation and a certain level of blissfulness, you can
be released from so much suffering. Right now, you come and sit
in your office, and you have a nagging headache. Your headache
is not a major disease, but it takes away your capability for
that day. With the practice of yoga, your body and mind will be
kept at their highest possible peak.
There are other dimensions to yoga. When you activate your energies,
you can function in a different way. As you are sitting here right
now, you consider yourself to be a person. You are identified
with many things, but what you call 'myself' is actually just
a certain amount of energy.
Modern science says that the whole of existence is energy manifesting
itself in different ways. If this is so, then you are also a little
bit of energy functioning in a particular way. As far as science
is concerned, this same energy which you call 'myself' can be
a rock, mud, tree, dog, or you. Everything is the same energy,
functioning at different levels of capability.
Similarly among human beings, though we are all made of the same
energy, we still do not function at the same level of capability.
What you call capability or talent, your creativity, is a certain
way your energy functions. This energy, in one plant it functions
to create roses, in another it functions to create jasmine, but
it is the same energy manifesting itself. If you gain some mastery
over your own energies, things that you never imagined possible
you will do simply and naturally. This is the experience of people
who have started doing these yogic practices. It is the inner
technology of creating situations the way you want them.
With the same materials that we build huge buildings today, people
used to build little huts. We thought we could only dig mud and
make pots or bricks. Now we dig the same earth and make computers,
cars, and even spacecrafts.
It is the same energy; we have just started using it for higher
possibilities. Our inner energies are like that. There is a technology
as to how to use this energy for higher possibilities. Every human
being must explore and know this. Otherwise, life becomes limited
and accidental. Once you activate your inner energies, your capabilities
happen in a different sphere altogether. Yoga is a tool to find
ultimate expression to life.
January 25, 2010