What is Yoga?
Updated: Dec 24, 2022
Yoga is a deeply inspirational, idealistic, and important practice that has the power to support the vitality, prosperity, and survival of civilization. Those who understand the true power of yoga are among the most influential people on Earth.
Yoga is the science of consciousness. Advanced yoga is about becoming aware and conscious of the Field of Nature (Prakriti), which I call "Environmental Consciousness", and the Field of Consciousness (Purusha), or the True Self (Atman). Yogis are masters of light and energy (prana). They are considered the highest nobility, or Arya, and are revered as the guardians of the seasons and the world. They have the ability to bring harmony and healing to both the self and society.
The sacred tradition of yoga is based on the early RigVedic Tradition, from around 6000 BCE. The RigVedic hymns tells of Indra, the sky god and king of the gods, who defeats Vrtra, the demon of drought, brining rains during droughts and cooling clouds during the summer heat. By performing ritual (yajna) for the gods (devas/devata), and yoking or merging consciousness with Indra, yogis are able to acquire the transcendental powers of Nature - as well as transcending suffering and death.
Unfortunately, the tradition of yoga has been lost and suppressed in recent times, which has corresponded with a period of ignorance and collapse in civilization. It is important to revive this tradition in order to ensure society's prosperity and connect with the all-pervasive consciousness. Yoga has evolved over time into the Vedas, Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and the modern emphasis on physical exercise. However, the authentic yoga practice is a fast track to infinite power through the science of the self and oneness.
Yoga is a physical and purifying, but mostly a meditative practice that involves transcending opposites and the illusion of separateness, and joining together in unity. It is a path to self-realization, higher consciousness, and the evolution of the self, civilization, and consciousness itself.
The third book of the Yoga Sutras, which is about a quarter of the text, focuses on developing the highest powers and abilities of consciousness, known as siddhis. These powers include the ability to influence the weather and rains with intention.
Through yoga, we can access the superpowers of consciousness, by merging with nature ("prakriti-laya"), and work towards embodying a higher consciousness for a higher potential and evolution. It is a path that requires selflessness and surrender to higher powers, and is accessible to those who are willing to commit to the quest for knowledge and truth.
Overall, yoga is a path to transcendence and transformation, towards freedom liberation (Moksha, Kaivalya ). Yoga with Erik is dedicated to sharing this sacred, eternal wisdom and Knowledge, and supporting others on their journey towards health, immortality, power, public service, and society's well-being.