A Beginners Guide To Yoga by Karen Jones

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And remember, please: there are many different kinds of yoga, and many different kinds of yoga instructors. Most of them are great; a handful of them may be well-intentioned, but may lack some of the foundation that they need in order to teach. Remember always: no yoga instructor that you work with should ever humiliate you, degrade you, insult you, or make you feel inferior. If you encounter the 1 in a 1000 who has not yet achieved the personal development that he/she needs in order to effectively teach, then remember: there are always other teachers!

There is no end to yoga; it is a constant process of discovering yourself, and energizing your body to give it optimal health. 47 With that being said, for purely practical purposes, it’s just fine to refer to something as an introduction to yoga, and hopefully this book has been a pleasant eye-opener for you. Among other things, this book has ideally:  Clarified for you that yoga is not a religion and therefore does not request or require you to change your faith.  Helped you understand the benefits of yoga; benefits that range from physical, to emotional, to psychological improvements.

Hence the practice of karma yoga means giving up the ego to serve God and humanity. 32 Karma yoga comes from the teachings of the Bhagavad Vita, which is sometimes respectfully referred to as “the New Testament of Hinduism”. Service to God through serving others is the foundation of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga Sri Swami Sivananda says: Mark how love develops. First arises faith. Then follows attraction and after that adoration. Adoration leads to suppression of mundane desires. The result is singlemindedness and satisfaction.

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