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Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind?

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Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind?

Self inquiry is a bigger thing than we might expect.

People practice Yoga and Meditation to improve their physical and mental well-being, respectively.

But what if we’ve already reached that state-of-mind?

How would we know?

For Yogis, Samadhi is that state of mind in which followers of this practice aim to achieve. It is the 8th Limb and highest limb. And, although many people study and practice Yoga for physical well-being and peace of mind, they might not be aware of it on a conscious level, but they actually ARE seeking enlightenment or samadhi, whether they know it or not.

Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit, योग Listen) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga. —Wikipedia.org

People always want to be happy.

And they will work on goals to achieve this happiness.

But, humans are human… and, humans make mistakes, and fail to follow through with their plans, etc. In other words, it takes a lot of discipline, sometimes.

But again, with our weaknesses we have our strengths, and we cultivate them and hone our skills in order to be happy and successful in Life.

Yoga, for one, is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that helps to improve on the individual being. It is a tool, and traditionally was used to help a Yogi progress on the spiritual path.

Nowadays, there are so many variations of Yoga, and the Western World has adapted this practice as a means to improve oneself physical as well as help one attain peace. And now there are many variations of Yoga.

Have we attained a sense of well-being in a holistic sense?

Perhaps, some don’t need to practice Yoga and Meditation if they are already of a certain state of mind and mental clarity. If they are disciplined on their personal path toward happiness and well-being.

But, if Yoga helps one in a positive way, it’s important to continue practicing it. Just like walking or jogging, it is a means to stay in mental, physical and spiritual shape…

If it’s working. Just keep doing it…



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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