The goal of Integral Yoga and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversity in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family.
1) A body of optimum health and strength
2) Senses under total control
3) A mind well disciplined, clear and calm
4) An intellect as sharp as a razor
5) A will as strong and pliable as steel
6) A heart full of unconditional love & compassion
7) An ego as pure as crystal
8) A life filled with Supreme Peace and Joy.
His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda ©
Introduction By Nalanie Chellaram
“As the mind, so the man”. This old proverb is absolutely true. When the mind is disturbed or troubled, we tend to see the world around us negatively. However, when the mind is peaceful and happy, our outlook on life is transformed into one of positive awareness.
Thoughts make up a person and thoughts have amazing Powers. With Yoga one is taught to discipline and harness the thought waves. Our minds are like computers. We have to be strong enough to input positive data and sublimate or destroy viruses through our command. In Yogic texts the mind is described as a drunken monkey, stung by a scorpion and possessed by demons. Yoga is that science which is available for us to tame the monkey mind.
Ultimately, we can only heal ourselves if we really want to, and the best way to accomplish this, is to practice Yogic techniques (mental and physical) on a regular basis, until they become natural, positive habits. It is then that we can experience peace and joy.