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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga by Tom OM

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And carries well across cultural, country, and religious boundaries. Thanks to its diversity and different facets and types, yoga has spread very swiftly through the western world over last 110 years or so; and is spreading faster now than ever before (many western companies will now pay for yoga classes as part of an enhanced health benefits program). Yet this very diversity has led to some confusion; and people who have been exposed to one kind of yoga might accidentally think that they’ve seen it all.

38 They are merely meant to stimulate your own thoughts and give you the mindset that you need in order to succeed as a student of yoga for the long term. Here are the basic questions that you should ask before starting any yoga program:  What are my program? reasons Are for starting they a yoga realistic? If my yoga program involves some degree of physical strain, such as certain postures in hatha yoga, have I received medical clearance from a qualified and certified health professional to ensure that I don’t injure myself?

In this type of highest Bhakti all attraction and attachment which one has for objects of enjoyment are transferred to the only dearest object, God. This leads the devotee to an eternal union with his Beloved and culminates in oneness. Bhakti yoga is thus seen as divine love. As a force of attraction, Swami Nikhilananda and Sri Ramakrishna Math say that love operates on three levels: 1. material 2. human 3. spiritual 35 These two yogis further explain that love is a creative power, and this creative power pushes us to seek joy and immortality.

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