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Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.
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Yoga History lessons for yoga students and yoga teachers.

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So many people are taking yoga classes today which is exciting because it is bringing a real shift in consciousness. …

So many people are taking yoga classes today which is exciting because it is bringing a real shift in consciousness.

In our Atma yoga teacher training, we study yoga throughout history till today so our students fully understand the purpose of yoga.

This presentation is on Sankya yoga which describes the nature of reality as described in the ancient yogic texts - it's an illusory matrix or dream and we need to wake up from it. Why? Because dreams are just a pale comparison to the real thing.

See our website for more resources on yoga (yoga sets, videos, audio lectures, meditations and music) that you can download for free and to take our teacher training:
www.atmayoga.net

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  • 1. Sankya Yoga
  • 2. where does our present identity begin? <ul><li>identity begins when the individual soul’s consciousness enters the virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>The Vedic science that explains this is sankya </li></ul>
  • 3. Sankya Yoga
  • 4. Sankya Yoga <ul><li>Definition : that which describes in detail by counting or enumerating </li></ul><ul><li>Sankya (or samkya) offers a detailed analysis of the nature and creation of the material world </li></ul>
  • 5. Material Universe Lord Brahma’s Planet Roots = Subtle Trunk & Branches = Gross
  • 6. Spiritual Realm Lord Brahma’s Planet Spiritual Realm
  • 7. Spiritual and Material Existence <ul><li>The spiritual realm is the real thing </li></ul><ul><li>The material world is like the reflection of the real thing in a body of water </li></ul>Spiritual Realm is called Para & is Sat (Eternal) Material Universe is called Apara & is Asat (Temporary) Virtual Reality
  • 8. Sankhya <ul><li>How do you create a virtual reality? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider: where do movies come from? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How are Television images made? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What goes into putting on a play? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you build a totally awesome and believable virtual reality? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Sankhya, cont’d <ul><li>In sankhya the underlying qualities of the universe are called Gunas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sattva = Goodness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rajas = Passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamas = Ignorance </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Sankhya, cont’d <ul><li>The 3 gunas work a little like the RGB of TV </li></ul>
  • 11. Evolution Process <ul><li>The material progression begins when Vishnu projects his superior consciousness (internal potency), the living entities (us) and time (external potency) into the Mahat Tattva (material nature.) </li></ul><ul><li>This is similar to impregnating (Visnu remains distant - the actual contact is lord Shiva) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Womb is the intermediate place where the baby grows (Maha Tattva) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery of the baby is similar to the creation of Prakrti </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Pyramid of Evolution <ul><li>Undifferentiated </li></ul><ul><li>Un-manifested=Avyakta </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct from Brahman </li></ul><ul><li>Material modes of nature in perfect balance </li></ul><ul><li>Pure energy of God </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate of material realm (like the construction material) </li></ul><ul><li>Before manifestation </li></ul><ul><li>Includes conditioned souls </li></ul><ul><li>Manifested universe </li></ul>Brahman Pradhana Mahat Tattva Prakrti
  • 13. Pradhana with 24 Elements Tan Matras Subtle Elements 5 Objects of The Senses Smell/Odor Taste Form/ Color Touch Sound Antah Karana (Inner Instrument) False Ego (Ahankara) Intelligence (Buddhi) Mind (Manas) Citta (conditioned consciousness) Pancha Maha Bhuta Five Great Elements Earth Water Fire Air Ether Buddhi Indryas 5 Knowledge Senses Karma Indryas 5 Working Senses Goodness Passion Ignorance Sight Hearing Smelling Touching Tasting Speech Movement Grasping Eliminating Reproducing
  • 14. Mahat-Tattva: shadow of pure consciousness– it is the germinating place of all creation False Ego Goodness Passion Ignorance Modes of Nature go out of balance Simultaneous with Sudda Sattva
  • 15. Manifestation Mixer = Time Time (Kala) False Ego Death Awareness (Mrtyu) Fear Time is the internal spiritual potency; the mixing element throwing the modes out of balance Soul is overwhelmed when it comes in contact with material world and “conditioned” consciousness begins The self becomes aware of its temporary nature and death The “reality “ of death instills the new concept of FEAR
  • 16. Evolution Process – Mahat Tattva, cont’d. Goodness (serenity) Passion (activity) Ignorance (dullness) Capacity to think and reflect, gives rise to desire. Origin of duality: acceptance and rejection. Subtle element of sound is one of the first buliding blocks. Discernment, discrimination, making things meaningful to the senses (master of the senses). Intuition comes from the mind. Five characteristics: doubt, misapprehension, correct apprehension, memory and sleep. 5 Knowledge and 5 Working Senses not activated. (The enrergy or power to experience material reality.) Sound Intelligence (Buddhi) Mind (Manas) Under influence of False Ego Sight Hearing Smelling Touching Tasting Speech Movement Grasping Eliminating Reproducing
  • 17. Gradual Evolution of Our Senses Activities & characteristics of the ethereal element can be observed as accommodation (room) for the external and internal existences of all living entities, mainly the field of activities of the vital air, the senses and the mind. Ignorance (under influence of False Ego) Air Ether Touching Fire Sight Taste Water Tasting Smell/Odor Earth Smelling Form/ Color Hearing Touch Sound Prana Life Force (allows the knowledge senses to operate)
  • 18. Overview of Gradual Evolution Tan Matran Subtle Elements 5 Objects of The Senses Smell/Odor Taste Form/ Color Touch Sound Antah Karana (Inner Instrument) False Ego (Ahankara) Intelligence (Buddhi) Mind (Manas) Citta (conditioned consciousness) Pancha Maha Bhuta Five Great Elements Earth Water Fire Air Ether Buddhi Indryas 5 Knowledge Senses Sight Hearing Smelling Touching Tasting Karma Indryas 5 Working Senses Speech Movement Grasping Eliminating Reproducing Goodness Passion Ignorance
  • 19. 8 Steps to understand & heal the mind <ul><li>Establish the awareness of the mind as an “other” </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate friendly relations </li></ul><ul><li>Practice listening to the mind’s issues (daily basis) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask to meet the other members of the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the needs & concerns of all parts of the mind and develop a cooperative relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Present the goals of your training program. Your ideas for spiritual progress to your mind, listen to objections and concerns and try to gain mutual agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the concept of a spiritual coach or guide(s) (multiple forms are possible: teacher, acarya, deity, mantra) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice techniques & activities to build a relationship with a spiritual guide </li></ul>
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