Yoga Bhakti – Understanding the Self through Prayer
Yoga Bhakti is a form of chanting, prayer and Dhyana
Bhakti is usually performed with the Sangha, or on an individual basis
Chanting has many purposes, it is a powerful tool in Yoga
Yoga Bhakti is part of Yoga like Asana or Meditation.
Yoga Bhakti guides the Yogi further along their journey within.
All in all, group prayer strengthens the common goal of the community. Identically this deepens the connection with everyone chanting together.
In either case Bhakti is important, chanting is the heart’s way to show the mind our spirits Dharma.
Through Bhakti, the Yogi is able to better understand their nature
Essentially, by understanding the self, the Yogi can give more of themselves to the Sangha on a deeper level.
Equally as important, another strength gained from understanding the self is knowing what is good and bad for your Karma
Yoga Bhakti has many arenas to be practiced
By and large chanting is also practiced before Asana to help the Yogi gain Dharana for the Mantra given before each session
Sat Chit Ananda
- Asana – Part of the Third Limb Yoga – Raja Yoga Poses – Over 840,000 different poses
- Bhakti – Chanting, Devotion, or Prayer
- Dharana – Dharana means to Focus, One of the Yoga Eight Limb
- Dharma – Divine Purpose, Higher Purpose, What sets every individual apart from everyone else.
- Dhyana – Various Forms of Meditation, one of the Eight Limb Yoga
- Karma – The law of giving and receiving. We Reap what we sow. everything given comes back, everything received is given.
- Mantra – Intention, or thought given before Meditation to focus on
- Sangha – Community
- Yogi – Yoga Eight Limb practitioner
Principles and theory alone are never enough, we must train the Mind and Body to be one
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