The eight part series on the wisdom of yoga explains the spiritual nature of the self, the eight-fold astanga yoga system and how the process of yoga builds a foundation for spiritual realization.
The Science of Identity Foundation just released an eight part video series entitled “The Wisdom of Yoga”. This enlightening series is available for free viewing on YouTube.com.
- The Purpose of the Yoga System
- Yoga View of the Self
- Exploring Life Itself
- In Search of Happiness
- Looking for Love
- Real Spirituality
- The Astanga Yoga System
- The Spiritual Potency of Mantra
While millions of people around the world are practicing hatha yoga asanas, few realize the potency of the other limbs of the yoga system, which give deep insight into living a truly harmonious, spiritually-centered life. This video series touches on the deeper aspects of yoga, such as understanding our spiritual nature, the eight limbs of the astanga yoga system, self-realization, the role of a yoga master and how to control the mind.
This series consisting of eight segments is hosted by Acharya das, student of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda,
Ancient yoga texts, such as the revered Bhagavat Purana (compiled over 5000 years ago), provide the foundation of knowledge for understanding the yoga system as a holistic way of life and spiritual path, versus solely practicing hatha yoga asanas. Many people don’t realize that yoga asanas in the yoga system are a precursor to yoga meditation; the ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve self-realization.
Self-realization through yoga means understanding the true, eternal nature of the self and acting on that reality — in a way that brings great harmony and happiness to every aspect of our lives. Through the wisdom of yoga, we experience true inner peace and insight, allowing us to find greater love and joy in our relationships, harmony with the environment and a real purpose for life.
Confusion, doubt, anxiety and hopelessness are all symptoms of the lack of true knowledge. Many social problems we face are rooted in a lack of understanding of our true essence and the ultimate purpose for our existence. The wisdom of yoga teaches us how we can, in our daily lives, find practical ways to see through the enlightening lens of yoga and act in a way that is in harmony with our true nature – spiritual in essence.
Acharya das, instructor of “The Wisdom of Yoga” series, explains, “I was very fortunate to come into contact with the teachings of yoga under the guidance of Siddhaswarupanada Paramahamsa. This transcendental knowledge has been passed down by the great rsis and sages for thousands of years; yet the true wisdom of yoga is exceedingly rare in today’s world.”
Now this knowledge can easily be accessed through your own personal computer, sponsored by the Science of Identity Foundation. You can watch the whole Wisdom of Yoga series here.
The Science of Identity Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps people around the world achieve optimal physical, mental and spiritual well being.