Yoga is an epic subject and much has been written about it. The literary tradition surrounding the subject goes back to ancient Sanskrit texts from India and more recently has found its way into the glossy folds of magazines, best selling books and most immediately, this blog.
The yoga tradition is buried within age old questions about life, our purpose within it, the human condition and how to find lasting happiness. Philosophers throughout the ages have wrestled with these questions, debated with one another and passed their illuminated insights on to the next generation who further experimented with and refined the process.
The chronicles of their discoveries can be found in age-old texts that were originally composed in an oral format for generations before they were ever written down. These early and unanimous authors used metaphor, symbolism, logic, poetry and many other styles to deliver their timeless message.
Coupled with this narrative was an equal emphasis on methods and techniques that the reader/practitioner could use to elevate their consciousness enough to perceive the deeper dimensions of reality which the scriptures professed.
However the prose or the diversity of descriptions the ultimate purpose of these texts is to transform us, to free us from the constraints of our own limited perception, open up a deeper dimension of our being and find lasting peace.