Harmony between the positive/negative forces In hatha yoga
Harmony between the positive/negative forces
In hatha yoga there is the concept of harmonizing the twofold
shaktis or energies in man, because they normally remain in an
unbalanced and unharmonized form. Either the prana shakti is
predominant and the mental shakti is subservient, or the mental shakti
is predominant and the prana shakti is subservient. Due to this
imbalance, either physical diseases occur or mental diseases manifest.
When prana is subservient to mental shakti, then people are driven to
bouts of insanity. They are admitted to mental hospitals and lunatic
asylums. This is because they have too much mental shakti, and too
little prana shakti to balance it.
there is the concept of harmonizing the twofold
Shaktis or energies in man,
When prana shakti is predominant and
the mental shakti is subservient, then you will find people becoming
angry, quarrelling, creating wars, causing murders, committing crimes
and all sorts of violent behavior. This is the effect of unbalanced prana
- See also: Ashtanga yoga-Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Gayatri Mantra Supreme mantra of the universe from Vedas
- Gyan shlok in hindi
- Top sanskrit shlok on guru in hindi
The concept in hatha yoga is, therefore, to bring about harmony
between these two great forces known as Ida and Pingala. In hatha
yoga, first of all, the purification of the whole bodily mechanism, the
physical complex, takes place.
You should always keep in mind that the body, the mind, and the spirit are
not three, they are one. At one level of existence, you see the body. At
another level, you perceive it as the mind. You should never consider the spirit
as different from the body and body as different from spirit. They are one.