Yoga Essay

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Yoga

The four paths of yoga are used in different ethnic backgrounds. In my understanding of yoga which in today’s society many believe the same. I believed that yoga was a form of exercise which you contort your body in different angles. I was sadly mistaken by what I believed was right was not right at all. As a matter of fact Yoga is actually a form of religion. In Yoga religion they have different paths. One path is the Jnana or better known as “Way of Knowledge”. In this path which from what I have learned is that those who practice it uses the rational mind rather than trying to transcend it by concentration practices. In my own words this means that the person believes that instead of focusing straight ahead that
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About six years ago I was a drug user heavily. When I found sanctuary without the use of drugs I remember seeing the beauty of nature around me. When neighbors cut their grass I can smell the fresh cut grass on the wind. I would have to say that this is the path I would choose to follow because of the love it has in it. I believe everyone should be happy and joyous with all around them. For me I love everyone and hate no one. Even when someone has done me wrong I believe that if I pray for him or her they will come around to the light and change their ways.

The third Yoga practice “Karma: Way of work” is another form. Karma yoga is service rendered without any interest in its effects and without any personal sense of giving. My belief in this yoga practice is that the person believes that he is not in control of himself but a Higher Power is control. In a sense this is absolutely correct. I believe to myself that I’m not in control but a Higher Power other than myself is influencing me. Like the time I prayed to God to guide me in my move. I wasn’t sure if I should move out of state or stay in California. The next day came and I received a letter from my employer explaining that they are letting me go. I saw this as God guiding me forward that there is something better for me elsewhere.
The fourth and final Yoga practice is “Raja: Way of Physiological and Psychological Discipline.” The physical and psychic practice

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