To comprehend the difference between these 2 it is first vital to clarify the interpretation of Yoga exercise and also Reflection.

Yoga exercise is a holistic system created by the ancients to provide human beings an opportunity to break out of this 'matrix' of impression that is the visible universe around us. This scientific research is thousands of years of ages and is not restricted to simply Asanas as is the common belief.

However 'Yoga exercise' today can imply either Hatha Yoga (Mastery over body ~ Asanas) or Raja Yoga Exercise (Mastery over mind ~ Reflection). All types of Yoga that focus on physical asanas are by-products of Hatha Yoga with different trademark name (Whether Jivamukti, Ashtanga of Mysore or Sivananda). Likewise most kinds of meditation can be defined under the purview of Raja Yoga exercise where the ultimate objective is Samadhi.

The earliest known texts that in fact record the range of physical asanas are Hatha Yoga exercise Pradipika or Gheranda Samhita. These are medieval messages created in between 15th as well as 17th Century. The earliest known message on the Raja Yoga ideology is Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which at the minimum is 2500 years old and also based on some scholars perhaps even over 5000 years of ages. So it holds extra gravitas as well as authority as the original resource for Yoga.

Patanjali defined Raja Yoga exercise under the tenets of 8 concepts which happened referred to as the Ashtanga Yoga Exercise Viewpoint (Absolutely Nothing to do with the trademark name 'Ashtanga Yoga' of Mysore which is a method of Hatha Yoga Asanas in a set sequence). In this ideology prior to the practitioner can also begin the technique of Asana or Pranayama, he/she needs to purify through the first 2 methods of Yamas (morals) and also Niyamas (values).

After detoxifying through ethical restrictions and also moral observances the third phase of Asana siddhi is begun. Patanjali has dedicated just one sutra to this phase as follows ~ Sthira Sukham Asanam (Stable as well as Comfy Posture). Due to the fact that only in being still can the body carry on to the greater methods of Raja Yoga exercise.

Consequently all Hatha Yoga exercise Practices purpose to help us accomplish this capacity to rest still as well as practice meditation. The goal of asanas was never ever to assist us safeguard from diabetes mellitus or heart problem, they simply aimed to provide us the very best possible health and wellness so we could seek our spiritual methods. Completion objective of Hatha Yoga is Raja Yoga and completion objective of Raja Yoga is Samadhi.

So there is no distinction between Yoga and Reflection. They are both a part of the process that is planned towards the best objective of 'Enlightenment'. There is no yoga without reflection, there is no meditation without yoga exercise.