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The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual – body with mind and mind with soul – to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life, and spiritually, uniting the individual with the supreme. 

Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy and is referred to throughout the Vedas - ancient Indian scriptures and amongst the oldest texts in existence.The Upanishads are also broadly philosophical treatises which postdate the Vedas and deal with the nature of the “soul” and universe.

However, the origins of yoga are believed to be much older than that, stemming from the oral traditions of Yogis, where knowledge of Yoga was handed down from Guru (spiritual teacher) to Sisya (spiritual student) all the way back to the originators of Yoga, “the Rishis,” who first began investigation into the nature of reality and man’s inner world

Inbound means “going within “, ” the inward journey “; through the practice of Yoga Inbound we can gradually transcend our different states of consciousness , from a state of bodily or physical consciousness to a state of subtle consciousness and from it to a state of transcendental consciousness or spiritual awareness, which is self-realization or perfection, the supreme goal of life ; this dynamic exploration towards transcendence is also defined as a simultaneous trip in two dimensions:  inward to discover the treasure within us and outward to discover the beauty of the world around us. 

Yoga Inbound integrates the practices of the four classical schools of Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Dhyana or Raja Yoga and Bhakti Yoga including Hatha Yoga, combining the study, practice and analysis of the ancient teachings of yoga with the application to the situations and needs of modern life.

 

The Structure of Being

The human being is a ” Divine Being ” that is expressed in three dimensions or levels of reality (physical, subtle and transcendent), through different bodies or ” vehicles of expression”. These bodies are in different degrees of density: the gross or physical body; the subtle body consisting of mind, intelligence and personality; and the soul or spiritual body (covered by the above wraps that limit their full expression). These bodies called ” koshas ” in Sanskrit, form a unity, influence each other and interact as a whole. As man evolves into the practice of yoga, will getting rid of all the limitations imposed on their lower koshas and gradually achieves set to higher planes of consciousness, becoming aware of his divine nature.

 

The soul contains the mystical powers of Sat (eternity), Chit (consciousness) and Ananda (bliss or spiritual happiness). As the practitioner deeper into this science, manages to correctly deploy these powers , thus realizing his eternal relationship of pure love for God. The goal of life is to discover our true nature and eternal relationship with the Divine, usually called self realization. Although this goal or final destination is one, there are many ways to reach it according to the temperament and consciousness of each person, this process is explained in the ancient scriptural texts, the Vedas, the Puranas, the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of the great acaryas. The tradition of Yoga has always been passed on individually from teacher to student through oral teaching and practical demonstration because the inner realization (Inbound) can not be explained in simple words from the dictionary. It’s easy to say ‘I love you’, but it is not easy to live it in reality. Similarly it is easy to talk about yoga, but the inner mystic is a unique flavor unmatched in the outside world. Only excellence in the life of an advanced person make others perceive that something wonderful is developing in his heart.