Yoga Tourism in Kerala   

 

Yoga Therapy has been hailed the world over. Yuj means to unite and Yoga is Union with the Absolute Being.

 

 

Yoga is the Science of Man !
 
 
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man !
Placed in the isthmus of a middle state
A being rudely great
With too much knowledge for the skeptic's side
And too many weaknesses for the Stoic's pride
He hangs between !
 
 
 
Yoga is a systematic study of man in his threefold aspect, as Mind, Body and Self. It is the Arts Artium or the Art of all arts and the Scientia Scientiarum, the science of all sciences. It is based on hoary Indian wisdom and culture and is the art of living a healthy, contented, balanced and peaceful life.
 
The Eightfold Path of Yoga is
 
Yama                                      Conditional personal and social behaviour, according to Yogic Law
Niyama                                   Attitutue under Yoga norms
Asana                                     Physical Body discipline
Pranayama                             Breath Control
Pratyahara                              Senses control
Dharana                                  Concentration
Dhyana                                    Meditation
Samadhi                                 Transcendental Consciousness

The first five are called Hatha Yoga, as it is culturing the physique. The last three are called Raja or Regal Yoga, as it deals with the culturing of the psyche. The first Five represent the Psychosomatic Approach and are referred to External or Bahirangi Yoga. The latter three affects the psyche and are known as Internal or Antaranga Yoga. It is to be noted that the Internal Yoga cannot be done without doing the External Yoga, as purification of body is a prerequisite for Self Actualisation. " Sareeram Adhyam Khalu Dharma Sadhanam", the body is the vehicle for Redemption !
 
 
Yoga and TM trigger the Relaxation Response and relaxes you completely. Gone are the strains and the stresses of relativistic life. The physical exercises called Asanas combats stress and keeps the body flexible.
 
 
The three physical states of Doing, Thinking and Being are highlighted in Yoga. All that we see is nothing but Universal Matter or Energy, the Adhibouthika aspect of Relative Being. All minds together is the Universal Mind and this is the Adhi Daivata aspect of the Supreme. These are all the manifestations of the Unmanifest and this is Brahman, the Absolute, transcending all relativities
 
The destructible aspect is called Adhibootha
He who tenants the body, the Purusha, is Adhi Daivata
Being Absolute is Brahman called
These three are the triune states of Being.  

( The Song Celestial, the Geetha )

 
We can transcend all relativities and reach the Absolute Self, via this great Science of Cosmic Union. This is the union mystica, envisaged by the mystic traditions of all other countries.

 

Poets have dealt with the negative and the positive aspects of Women.

Viswashicheedam Vrikathine enkilum
Padilla Sodara Sthreeyam Mrigathine !

You can trust jackals
But never a woman !

But this poet has other views and extols the positive aspect.

The original verse is like this

Karyeshu Mantree
Karmeshu Dasee
Roopeshu Lakshmi
Kshamaya Dharithri

Sneheshu Mata
Sayaneshu Veshya
Sat karma Naree
Kula Dharma Patni

She is a minister, in all works,
A humble servant, in all deeds
In form, resembling Lakshmi
And patient as Mother Earth !

In love, a Mother
In bed, a whore
Such is the great
Woman called Wife !

No wonder the Indian poets said " O Woman, thou art divine, Naree thoo Narayanee ".