Do yoga and religion have anything in common?

Some people may doubt the fact that in contemporary society it is possible to lead a healthy and happy life. Certainly it is possible, but it is difficult without the aid of spiritual guidance. The energy essentially required for achieving success and inner satisfaction has to be constantly replenished. Religious yoga traditions define clearly the religious yoga goals that involve obtaining communion with Kundalini as a top priority. There is no doubt about the fact that yoga and religion are closely interconnected.

It is quite a natural desire for men to wish to be successful, happy, and live in harmony with himself and society. In order to feel complete and to have the strength to conduct the eternal search for happiness any person requires spiritual back up.

Religion can be the source of such a spiritual back up. Some people say that yoga and religion are closely related concepts and other people claim that they are not related concepts. But, what is definite is that yoga helps the practitioner to explore his inner world and enhance his mental and physical strength. The energy of Kundalini is called the nerve of the soul and can be the source of healing power. Their mostly positive effect s on the life of a person links yoga and religion. However, to achieve the desired results in terms of physical and psychological improvement it takes more than just passive practicing of asana poses. Mental involvement is also important.

Taking into account the hectic but fruitful characteristic of life in modern society it is crucial to stay at the same pace with the surrounding world. It stands to reason that it isn't in the human powers of every person to face everyday challenges without effort and preserve the peace of mind. In the stressful atmosphere of business life that requires constant decision making, it is necessary to collect your thoughts and take the right steps. It is hard to cope with a number of challenging tasks on your own. Yoga and religion come to the rescue. Religious yoga traditions dictate religious yoga goals among them are establishing direct contact with the higher power of the universe. In other words, the goal is to synchronize your mind with the eternal mind. In this respect, Kundalini energy that can be your spiritual nerve can be very helpful. Communion with its enlightenment makes the person reach the level of super consciousness. Kundalini has to come through six chakaras. It is quite clear that this process is quite time consuming and requires total commitment. The masters of yoga say that the most difficult thing about Kundalini is keeping this energy to the highest chakaras. It must be kept in mind that to even achieve the slightest bit of enlightenment a person has to work to improve his spiritual and physical imagine.

Yoga masters claim that it is a mistake to equate yoga and religion. They also claim that no religious yoga traditions exist. This very issue is a matter of debate because there are a number of theories that have surfaced with many interpretations of the concept of yoga itself. What is absolutely true is that yoga is directly connected with a person's consciousness.

Speaking about yoga and religion mention must be made to Sahaja yoga which is one of the most recent yoga schools. It was founded by Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi. He claims that the union of our minds and eternity happens spontaneously just like a seed starting to grow or trees staring to blossom, or fruits starting to ripen. However, not all of the possibilities of human body and soul are known by a particular individual.

Nirmala Devi states that they only become visible as a result of a connection with a higher source of energy. According to Devi, self realization only takes place when the person manages to create his Kundalini. No one is likely to argue that yoga and religion hold as one of their goals of self realization and the creation of a complete and harmonious self.

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