In our popular times it is quite common to call oneself a Yogi if one attends regular Yoga classes. In ancient India it was a title bestowed upon a man who could see through the veil of mortal existence, had realized the highest truth from within and had supernatural powers when it came to controlling his body/mind organism.
Av Hilde: Sankalpa Yoga
Yoga betyr union og union kan forstås som en slags balanse, en gylden middelvei i mellom den indre og ytre verden, ying og yang. En opplevelse av enhet i mangfold. En opplevelse av fullhet, glede og fred. Det er bare en måte å oppnå denne opplevelsen på, nemlig praksis.
Yoga is a relatively new phenomenon outside of India. It is first and foremost the exposition of Hatha Yoga (postural yoga) that has made headlines in the modern world for the past 10 years. But let's bear in mind that although it is a relatively new phenomenon to us, Yoga has been practised in India for at least 5,000 years.