THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF YOGA
Before we tune into the SSLY, I invite you to go deeper into Raja-Yoga; the royal path to yoga, for this is the basis for the SSLY Program. The generally recognized founder of yoga philosophy is the legendary sage, Maharishi Patanjali, whose life is shrouded in the mists of myth and history.
According tho one story, his mother Gonnika was praying for a child to Lord Vishnu, the god who maintains the universe. Vishnu was so moved by her purity and devotion that he asked his beloved cosmic serpent, Ananta, to prepare for human incarnation. A tiny speck of Ananta‘s celestial body fell into Gonnika‘s upturned palms. She nurtured this cosmic seed with her love until it developed into a baby boy.
She named her child Patanjali from the words „pat“ meaning descended from heaven, and „anjali“ the word for her praying posture. This being who‘ s life historians date back two centuries before the birth of Christ, elaborates the principles of yoga for the benefit of humanity.In his classical work, the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali sets the goal of yoga as nothing short of a total freedom from suffering.
To fulfill his worthy intention, Patanjali elaborates the eight branches of yoga. Each of these components of yoga helps us shift our internal reference point from constricted to expanded consciousness. As move from local to non-local, our internal reference point spontaneously transforms from ego to spirit, which enables us to see the bigger picture when facing any challenges.
THE EIGHT LIMBS OF PATANJALI - THE ROYAL PATH TO UNION
Our body is a field of molecules. Our mind is a field of thoughts. Underlying and giving
rise to our body and our mind is a field of consciousness - the domain of spirit.
LAW 1 - THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY
The first spiritual law of success is the Law of Pure Potentiality, which states that at the core of our being we are pure awareness. This realm of pure awareness is the domain of all possibilities and underlies creativity in all its forms.
LAW 2 - THE LAW OF GIVING AND RECEIVING
The second spiritual law of success is the Law of Giving and Receiving, which states that the universe operates through dynamic exchange. Our body is in constant exchange with universe. So is our mind.
LAW 3 - THE LAW OF KARMA (OR CAUSE & EFFECT)
The third spiritual law of success pertains to karma, or cause and effect. Every action we
take generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind - as we sow, so we reap.
LAW 4 - THE LAW OF LEAST EFFORT
The Law of Least Effort states that nature‘s intelligence functions with effortless ease. There is a rhythm and balance in the natural world, and when we are in harmony with nature, we can minimize our effort and maximize our effect.
LAW 5 - THE LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE
The fifth spiritual law of success is the Law of Intention and Desire, which is based
upon the recognition that at that level of the quantum field there is nothing other than energy and information.
LAW 6 - THE LAW OF DETACHMENT
The sixth spiritual law of success is the Law of Detachment., which reveals a great
paradox of life. In order to acquire something in this world, we have to relinquish our attachment to it.
LAW 7 - THE LAW OF DHARMA (OR PURPOSE IN LIFE)
The seventh spiritual law of success is the Law of Dharma, which states that every sen-tient being has a purpose in life.
WHY SSLY YOGA? (BENEFITS OF DAILY PRACTICE)
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success are the laws of nature applied to the human experience.
THE SEVEN CHAKRAS, THE TANMATRAS & PANCHA MAHABHUTAS (THE 5 BIG ELEMENTS)
It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.