Prana


Even before one knows the depth of Prana (Life force) one has to realize the depths of the self to connect to the Prana within. The prana one is aware of  is about gross inhaling and exhaling. One need to know greater depths about the Prana that expands and connects each one of us in a greater level within the gross levels of Prana that circulates within the body.

The Prana we are talking about is the Dynamic level of Prana that allows one to connect to the Prana essence within the Body, Mind and Spirit essence of an individual. There are forty one levels of Prana that connects the body to the Conscious Spirit within, this expansive mode of Prana is emerging from the Body level, connecting with the Mind level and expanding with the Spirit level.

Merging of Body, Mind and Spirit
YUJ

This force of joining is called Yuj(युज्), a point wherein the Body, Mind and Spirit merges and then expands at the conscious levels.

This is the point wherein one connects to the consciousness within the realm of body at five basic levels, held in place by five basic levels of mind consciousness allowing one to connect to the first level of spirit consciousness.

Gaining this point to begin with is only possible through the awareness and awakening of the body, mind and spirit at the second level of awareness of consciousness Prana. One has to become subtle to serve the Prana and no other material medium will provide one with the opportunity to connect to the Point of YUJ.

It is this point of awareness YUJ that has come to be known popularly as YOGA wherein another two words came into being Samadh(समद)meaning one who is intoxicated and another Khaja(खज) meaning churning stick, represented by the Spinal Cord (पृष्ठास्थि). When Samadh and Khaj merged with Yuj it emerged as Yoga.

One has to realize the true source of Yoga, not just the physical aspect of Asana and Kriya but the subtle way of its connection to the consciousness.

~ Maitreya Rudrabhayananda

For more details read:

Soul Searchers-The Art of Breathing

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