Yoga yama niyama asana pranayama

Ashtanga Yoga: Eight Limbs of Yoga

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Namaskar I’m Dada Vader pragya nan de

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and today I would like to speak about a

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subject which is not so well known

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because of recent developments I’m

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talking about astanga-yoga Ashtanga Yoga

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means Eightfold yoga so the reason why I

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say recent developments I know that one

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school has branded the name and it means

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a certain kind of yoga that they do but

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Ashtanga Yoga dates back to the time of

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Patanjali and when he put the yoga into

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8 steps

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8 steps that you can do to become a

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realized person so in a nutshell these

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eight steps are as follows the first two

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are called Yama and niyama and these are

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moral principles principles of good

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conduct and actually the idea is not

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that you’re going to follow a rule

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because you have to follow a rule but

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Yama is the first part these are

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principles which help you to get in

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harmony with the society around you and

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the new Yama which is the second step

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these are principles which help you to

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become harmonious with your own self and

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based on this platform of harmony inner

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and outer then you begin the other steps

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so what are the other steps in Eightfold

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yoga then the third step is asana so

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this is the most commonly known step of

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yoga and these are the yoga postures and

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the reason why yoga postures are

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important is because they help to

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maintain your your body in good health

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because if you’re aching and breaking

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and shaking and all these things then

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you can chambliss if your if your knee

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is hurting your back is hurting your

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kidneys are hurting all your organs are

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are in decay you won’t be able to reach

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bliss because one thing which is very

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important that people should understand

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that the path of yoga and the path of

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realization is a long wet one the sake

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you’re not going to complete it in three

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weeks you have to complete it within

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your lifetime so you have to extend your

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lifetime so the role of asana

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and which is accompanied by proper diet

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and other physical benefits physical

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practices these are the things that

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you’re very important so this is the

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third step in ashtanga yoga and the

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fourth step is called pranayama and this

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is the control of the vital energy

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through the control of the breath and

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the reason why this is an important

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practice is because our mind is deeply

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connected with our breathing and so when

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our mind is racing out of control

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usually our breath is also racing out of

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control and when our breath becomes calm

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the mind becomes calm so the Yogi’s know

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technique in the pranayama how to bring

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the breath to a standstill and when the

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breath comes to a standstill the mind

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comes to a standstill

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and with that still mind the yogi can

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concentrate and this brings me to the

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next steps because the next steps have

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to do with the the meditation aspect of

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yoga secrets we don’t make a distinction

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we do yoga and we do meditation actually

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it’s all part of one system so in the

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next steps in the Ashtanga Yoga we

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working on the concentration and

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withdrawal and these things so the

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fourth step is pratyahara and practice

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our means

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to withdraw our attention from the

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external world because when you sit down

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to meditate if you’re thinking about the

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garbage-truck outside and the people who

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are talking and chatting and all the

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other things that are around you the big

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city around you you can’t focus so we

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have to withdraw and in the process of

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meditation which you can be you can

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learn from a proper teacher you can

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learn how to withdraw and really you

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feel alone and you’ll feel like you’re

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the only one on this earth so this is

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called pratyahara but then once we

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withdraw what are we going to do where

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should we go and we need to go to a pole

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and to go to a point this brings it up

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another practice in the Ashtanga Yoga

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this is called dhaarana or concentration

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so to bring the mind to one point bring

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it to one place because normally our

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feeling of I spread out over our whole

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body but when we meditate we want to

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bring it in one place we have to

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withdraw our our feeling of I and bring

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it into one point and this is the

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practice of dharna but then there’s

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another practice that follows dhaarana

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because when we have it in one point

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what are we going to do with that

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that mind and the goal of the yogi is to

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direct the mind towards the Cosmic

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Consciousness because this is what yoga

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really means means union of the

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individual consciousness with the cosmic

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consciousness so when you practice

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dianna dionan is really the Sanskrit

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word for meditation the means in

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meditation and we practice dianna then

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you’re making the mind move in an

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unbroken flow towards the supreme

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consciousness so this is Dionna and

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finally if you’re successful in your

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dianna then you have a feeling of a

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merger or a feeling of oneness with the

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Cosmic Consciousness and one of the

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names for this experience is called

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Samadhi so there is different kinds of

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Samadhi but the basic idea of Samadhi is

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that your mind even merges into the

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cosmic mind or or your soul merges into

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the cosmic soul and this is the goal of

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yoga so i strangle Yoga is really eight

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steps Yama and niyama the principles of

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proper conduct or to get you in harmony

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then asana which is the yoga postures to

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make your body perfect and healthy for a

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long time and then we reach the steps of

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concentration and meditation with

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pratyahara and pranayama pranayama and

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pratyahara which is the with

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and darlin which is concentration and

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finally Deanna meditation and Samadhi so

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these are the steps and this is our

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stronger yoga in a nutshell of course it

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would take a long class or a long

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seminar to go into each one of these

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deeply but in this few minutes this is

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what Ashtanga Yoga is so I thank you for

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listening and I hope to come back for

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some more videos and I give you my

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number scar and Namaskar is the yoga

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greeting it means I salute you with my

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mind and all the love and cordiality of

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my heart

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you

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