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The thing about having goals is that sometimes we may put our focus on where we want to be that we miss all of the beautiful that happens amongst the way. Sometimes that could make us miss a detour that could lead us to a even better place. I love setting up goals for myself cos it gives me a feeling that I'm in control, but that isn't always the case, sometimes it's just an illusion. The earth will always continue to spin and we need to learn and accept that sometimes we won't have control, sometimes we have to believe that the road we are going leads somewhere better than the road we wanted to take. No matter where we are, there will always be someone out there who will keep an eye out for us, we just have to stay strong and have faith.

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​I know that I easily get caught up in what I shouldn't have done or should do that I sometimes forget about what am doing right now. It's important to enjoy the present and to live in the moment. I try my hardest to do this but it's harder than you think sometimes. Yoga helps me relive stress, take a break from everything and to clear my head. Im nowhere else than where I am at that moment, and it sure feels good. 

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Most of us are used to look outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We live in a world where conditions tells us to believe that outer attainments can give us what we want. Yet again and again our experiences show us that nothing external can completely fulfill the deep longing within for "something more." Most of the time we find ourselves striving toward that something that always seems to lie just beyond our reach. We are so caught up in doing rather than being, in action rather than awareness. It is hard for us to picture a state of complete calmness and repose in which thoughts and feelings cease to dance in perpetual motion. Yet it is through such a state of quietude that we can touch a level of joy and understanding impossible to achieve otherwise.

It is said in the Bible: "Be still and know that I am God." In these few words lies the key to the science of Yoga. This ancient spiritual science offers a direct means of stilling the natural turbulence of thoughts and restlessness of body that prevent us from knowing what we really are.

Ordinarily our awareness and energies are directed outward, to the things of this world, which we perceive through the limited instruments of our five senses. Because human reason has to rely upon the partial and often deceptive data supplied by the physical senses, we must learn to tap deeper and more subtle levels of awareness if we would solve the enigmas of life — Who am I? Why am I here? How do I realize Truth?

Yoga is a simple process of reversing the ordinary outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic center of direct perception no longer dependent upon the fallible senses but capable of actually experiencing Truth.

By practicing the step-by-step methods of Yoga taking nothing for granted on emotional grounds or through blind faith we come to know our oneness with the Infinite Intelligence, Power, and Joy which gives life to all and which is the essence of our own Self.

In past centuries many of the higher techniques of Yoga were little understood or practiced, owing to mankind's limited knowledge of the forces that run the universe. But today scientific investigation is rapidly changing the way we view ourselves and the world. The traditional materialistic conception of life has vanished with the discovery that matter and energy are essentially one: every existing substance can be reduced to a pattern or form of energy, which interacts and interconnects with other forms. Some of today's most celebrated physicists go a step further, identifying consciousness as the fundamental ground of all being. Thus modern science is confirming the ancient principles of Yoga, which proclaim that unity pervades the universe. 

The word yoga itself means "union": of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.

There are various paths of Yoga that lead toward this goal, each one a specialized branch of one comprehensive system:

Hatha Yoga — a system of physical postures, or asanas, whose higher purpose is to purify the body, giving one awareness and control over its internal states and rendering it fit for meditation.

Karma Yoga — selfless service to others as part of one's larger Self, without attachment to the results; and the performance of all actions with the consciousness of God as the Doer.

Mantra Yoga — centering the consciousness within through japa, or the repetition of certain universal root-word sounds representing a particular aspect of Spirit.

Bhakti Yoga —
 all-surrendering devotion through which one strives to see and love the divinity in every creature and in everything, thus maintaining an unceasing worship.

Jnana (Gyana) Yoga — the path of wisdom, which emphasizes the application of discriminative intelligence to achieve spiritual liberation.

Raja Yoga — the royal or highest path of Yoga, immortalized by Bhagavan Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and formally systematized in the second century B.C. by the Indian sage Patanjali, which combines the essence of all the other paths.

The quickest and most effective approach to the goal of Yoga employs those methods of meditation that deal directly​with energy and consciousness. It is this direct approach that characterizes Kriya Yoga, the particular form of Raja Yoga meditation taught by Paramahansa Yoganandya.

This is just a little bit of what Yoga really is. Yoga isn't just a form of training, its so much more. 


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​Im so happy you found your way to my blog. Usually I do all of my blogging in Swedish on my other blog matildawern.se but I found it sad that not everyone could understand what I'm writing. Therefor I wanted to start a blog in english where all of my friends can read and actually understand what Im saying..

So a little about me. Im Matilda, a Swedish girl living outside of Gothenburg. Im 22 years old but even though my low age I've been through a lot and got to experience more than 22 year old usually do. I have som health issues, like heart issue, bad back, pain in my joints and so on. But I try not the let that stop me. 

Therefor I recently found a new passion in life, Yoga. At first I thought yoga was for ''weak'' people who wanted to be able to go to the gym to say that they work out but oh my, I was way wrong. Yoga is so much more and I absolutely love it. It really is good training, and to be honest it's not really that easy and it's a really good workout.
​So I do apologize for being so wrong, which I by the way never is.. Haha. 

I hope you want to follow me on my journey to a healthier and better lifestyle and to be inspired by what yoga can do for you. Both your body and also your mind. Hope to see you around here more! 

Namaste! 

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