Do you think Yoga can actually make you a better person?
Will it help you to become the best version of yourself?
These are the hidden benefits of Yoga which barely anyone shall share with you.
What is Karma Yoga?
‘Karma’ translates to action and ‘Yoga’ is the conscious union of our bodies and soul to attain Samadhi. Yoga teaches us more about embracing the journey than the goal of ultimate self-enlightenment. This refers to the practice of yoga beyond our mats and into our minds.
In the simplest way, it is using your own actions (karma) as the way of coming into union with the Lord, the ultimate supreme. Just as devotees offer incense and flowers to worship the Lord, actions, and thoughts can be offered as divine worship.
Paraphrasing the Bible ‘what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters, we do for the Lord himself’ it is said that all that we need, is to embrace karma yoga in our daily practice.
How to practice Karma Yoga?
Karma yoga is about performing own’s ‘dharma’ with an immense sense of joy, enthusiasm, and fulfilment. Focus on that one task at hand without distractions.
Dharma is most commonly interpreted as religions whilst it merely refers to one’s duties as a human being. These can be further classified with the hierarchy :
- Duty towards self
- Duty towards family
- Duty towards society
- Duty towards the environment
We prioritize Duty towards self as the first duty. It is imperative to know that it is not to feed our ego. The idea has been born from staying strong and healthy ourselves first, before going out into the world. You can only do your job or help your family, society, and the environment when you are in the prime state of your health.
Karma Yoga can be performed by taking up mundane tasks with mindfulness and purpose. It can add to the fulfillment of several duties like for example – when you simply wash your dishes on your own, you can be mindful of the amount of water you use. This way by performing Duty to self you can add to Duty towards family and Duty towards the environment, our bigger home. Small steps make up for bigger changes, this is merely one monotonous task we can be mindful about.
Imagine how much we could contribute when we are mindful about all our tasks.
What is Duty to the self?
The Duty to the self refers to how we should take care of our health by improving all aspects of our life.
Here at Centre Lothlorien, we believe in Yoga as a way of our life. You can do this without going in depth, simply by taking care of your basics. By having a proper night sleep, eating healthy and various food, do some physical exercise every day, work towards fulfilling your dreams and prevent stress.
Do you want to become the best version of yourself?
Calm your mind helps you to empower yourself to reach your best potential. Transcend from your daily sufferings and learn how to be in peace within yourself. More than learning new things it would be about relearning our approach to the older ones.
Amidst the nature at Centre Lothlorien, you are enveloped in the scenic serene surroundings, it is possible to channel into finding the true purpose of your being. You shall realize how mindfulness and physical fitness are the by-products of living yoga as a way of life.
We would like to welcome you all to discover the best possible gift – The Gift of your own potential.