Sat Manav Yoga
Sat Manav Yoga Ashram
As the modern world of Yoga develops and takes many forms, it can be hard to connect with the roots of this vast science.
All of Yogic philosophy and practice stems from an original intent—an original, defining purpose.
To define Yoga without the boundaries of modern philosophies, practices, postures, schools, etc., is to reach into our existence as human beings, and the true meaning and purpose of that existence.
But before we examine or expand on the term “Yoga,” we need to ask ourselves the two most important questions a human being can ask:
Why am I/are we here?
What is my/our purpose?
These questions have mystified and enticed us through the ages.
Yet their answers were verifiably attained by the ones known as Yogis: human beings who dedicate their lives to the clear aim of knowing and embodying Life’s true purpose for the benefit of all.
Philosophy of VaShi Yoga “Union through movement of the Life-force”
To seek these answers, Yogis always focus on the three fundamental, essential and universally agreed-upon aspects that are the pillars of Yogic philosophy and enlightened activity for at least 7,000 years. They are the essential components of life:
Consciousness ~ We are all aware. This is the knowing of self and other.
Energy ~ All living beings breathe (respirate). We recognize that life is dependent upon breath.
Matter ~ All beings have some form of embodiment, the vessel of the senses. This allows us to observe, respond, analyze, and draw conclusions about ourselves and the experiential world.
Life is our most precious possession. You only have to ask yourself what you would give in exchange for your life to know that this is true. When our life grows, becomes more, we are fulfilled. When life diminishes, goes away, we suffer. If we can increase or expand the consciousness, energy and matter within us, we can expand life.
By the laws of attraction and the power of attention, what we put our attention on grows and expands. By putting our attention on Life, our Life expands—we grow and expand and true and lasting fulfillment is attained and propagated!
Fundamentally speaking, “focusing” or “placing our attention” (avadhana is intense, focused attention) on these components of Life is the ultimate goal and purpose of VaShi Yoga.
Engaging in this simple but profound practice with the precisely correct intention, coupled with asana (physical postures), pranayam (life-force expansion through breath expansion) and samyama (meditation), is how Yogis have achieved extreme longevity, amazing vitality, “supernatural” powers and even immortality (the Divya Deha or Diamond Body).
Why is Yoga all about expanding Life? Because it is the innate, deepest desire of every human being to realize our true nature and reach our true potential.
But the benefit of Yoga doesn’t stop at individual human beings achieving wondrous realization and true fulfillment. As Yogis expand and enhance Life, they naturally emanate that experience to all beings—giving all beings more Life, too!
This is how we are designed by our Creator to help ourselves, one another and all Life.
This is the fruition of Life and the true purpose of all human beings. The Yogis at Sat Manav Yoga Ashram have dedicated their lives to living, experiencing and emanating this reality for the benefit of all beings.
Join us on this adventure! Experience the life changing power of dedicated Yoga practice, the health, well-being, contentment and the joy. Come and participate in one of our many retreats!