On some days, Raghupati Yogi would ask me to sit still and be very peaceful, to meditate on stillness, peace and tranquility. Then after ten minutes, he would suddenly tell me to stand up and run around the entire temple as fast as I could!
He would make me bend this way and that way. In the temple where he would teach me yoga, there were twenty to thirty pillars. He would make me climb every stone pillar and come down. Also I had to use only one hand to climb the pillars and come down!
Understand, doing asanas for solving a disease is not the purpose of yoga!
Continue reading “For whatever purpose you bend your body or move your body, that memory and idea will become completely inserted or completely recorded in your body and mind!”
A real incident:
Once a young man came to me and asked me to help him stop smoking.
I asked him how he picked up the habit in the first place.
He said, once he had gone out with a group of friends who were all smokers. He happened to meet his father on the road that day. Seeing him in the group, his father assumed that he too had been smoking. When he returned home, his father yelled at him, and refused to believe him when he said he was not smoking. The boy said that the next day he smoked a whole pack of cigarettes just to spite his father! In that way he gradually got addicted.
When he asked me how to drop it, I told him, ‘Don’t drop it. Go ahead and smoke. But don’t do it to prove anything to anybody. Don’t do it to spite your father. And don’t imagine that you have become mature and independent by smoking.
Every time you pick up a cigarette, do it silently. Be conscious of why you are smoking. Consciously feel the smoke entering your system. Be aware of how you hold the cigarette, how you put it in your mouth. You will realize on your own.’
After just a few days the boy returned to me. He said, ‘Swamiji, I am not able to smoke anymore! Doing it consciously, I started wondering how I could send so much smoke into my system! Also I realized that smoking is not that important to me after all.’ Then he added something which made me very happy. He said, ‘Swamiji, I realize now that I have been abusing my body all these days by pushing smoke into my system.’ Continue reading “When we become conscious of what we are doing, many things drop on their own!”
Not only yoga, but also medical science, confirms that our body constantly rejuvenates and replaces itself. We are constantly replacing ourselves. This is the first truth.
The second important truth is proven not only by yoga and ayurveda, but also by biology and medical science, that our mind creates our body. Our body is directly guided by our mind.
There is a book called ‘The Biology of Belief’ written by scientist, Dr. Bruce Lipton. After thirty years of research in the field of biology, he came up with some very powerful conclusions. He clearly proves that our positive and negative emotions control our body in a bigger way than even DNA or cells do. Our body is guided by our beliefs, faith, and our positive and negative emotions.
He says that even our body structure can be altered by our mind. Step by step, he proves very clearly that all our genetic, physical and mental problems are created by our faith alone.
Research has also been done with children who were separated from their biological parents from birth. The children grew up thinking that the parents who had adopted them were their real parents. In these cases, the children even expressed all the symptoms of the hereditary diseases of the foster parents! Continue reading “If my body is again and again replacing itself, rejuvenating itself, then why am I carrying the same disease?”