Originally, way back in the first to third century (just try to imagine back in the first to third century, we are now in the twenty first century) a group of Vedic Indian Monks wanted a movement tool to ground their spiritual body and keep it connected to their physical body. This was important for them to do so because they wanted the option of sometimes interacting with the "so called” physical world/realm. Yes, they had done all the transformation work to awaken to clear energy and light. They were called "Sages" masters of the living energy, and because of having such a high clean frequency of energy they had difficulty staying solid and visible. So they got together and created what is called "Yoga" today. Yoga was intended to Yoke/join/unite an enlightened spirit to the physical body. So, also the word Yoga is a sacred word. The "Y" in the word is supposed to be a capital letter to show respect. Like all proper nouns.
Anyway, the Vedic Indian Monks created eighteens (18) sacred movements, which were intended for their spirit to stay yoked to their physical body. The Yoga process, sacred text is written in Sanskrit and still remains hidden in a remote part of India. Not too many humans are left alive on this planet that speak Sanskrit, so the Sacred Yoga Text is safe and remains hidden from exploitation and being used for corrupt empowerment. The complete Yoga sacred texts are part of the Rigveda and Tantra sacred text process. Sanskrit was one of humanity’s first spoken language. This language was made up of sounds, NOT words.
The modern day Yoga creation came to regular human awareness in the twenty to twenty first century. The eighteen (18) poses were built on for whatever reason, to become the many variations of Yoga that are taught today. And people keep building and building on the original creation. OH MY! The Yoga that is practiced today was created by more modern people who thought that the poses that were originally created were not enough. The way of the modern people is NOT simple. They think in complex rational form. Anything simple is perceived as "NOT GOOD ENOUGH." Hence, the poses of Yoga are now over sixty poses, and with so many complications. I guess to fit the modern complexities of complex rational thinking and complex life of fear and stress. Not realizing that the renovation needs to happen within, the physical poses are chosen as exercise, ego recognition, and valuing self, depending on how hard some people work on mastering poses, and so on and so forth.
So the Yoga practiced in this modern times is one percent of the complete text and just focuses on the physical and physical benefits. It can help to release toxic emotions trapped in the human biological system - joints - nervous system - organs - mind and so on and so forth. Yes, this effect of the modern day Yoga process can help people to reduce stressors - giving the mind and body more comfort. But since the imprints that recreate the negative emotions, fear, and stress is still with the person's energy body (called spirit), these negative emotions, stress, and fear will be recreated. Hence coming to Yoga as often as possible can be more useful than coming less, or now and again. Hopefully, after a disciplined and consistent Yoga practice the person will become filled with less fear and choose to elevate their practice to include some healing and transformation of toxic, fear, stress, trauma, and suffering imprints. The choice is up to everyone. Healing, transformation, and change cannot happen unless the individual person chooses to take action.
The minimum practice of Yoga to create a consistent and disciplined treatment practice is at least once per day. This can be very useful to create a shift of integrating awareness in spirit, mind, emotion, and body. This can create the shift to elevating awareness to improving the energy body (spirit).
This article above was written by Dorothea O. Grant
Sarah has a healing arts and spiritual energy approach to Yoga. We see Yoga as a treatment tool to assist the person who chooses Yoga as a path to spiritual awakening. Sarah operates a small and individual focus practice - for her own continued spiritual growth and transformation as well as for people who choose her to help and assist them. The studio’s largest class size is 6 people. For people who choose Sarah's help and assistance it becomes team work participation to receive and give the best possible service and care.