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Series AYT-6 What Yoga is-6 Multiple meanings of the word

Darshan and philosophy

drasyate anen iti darshanam or by which Real Knowledge is realized

Awakening to knowledge results at the end of all sufferings and afflictions

Darshan is not philosophy but taken as philosophy in the west


The meaning of the word –yoga

  • Yujir Yoge- union, uniting
  • Yujo  samadho – the highest state of consciousness
  • Here yoga is used for Samadhi and not for the union


Which meaning convey the deeper and clear understanding of yoga





In the next blog, we will cover “what yoga is? – 7 definition from authentic texts (Series –Authentic Yoga Tradition-7 definition from authentic texts)


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Acharya Girish Jha, a master teacher, mentor, guide, and blogger and life coach holds MS, BS, Dip. Yoga, nature cure, Cert. in Research methodology, and Board Certified Professional Counselor (APA). A deep urge for self-discovery inspired me to spend yrs. in the Himalayas and with many yoga and spiritual traditions. He learned from more than 100 Himalayan masters, teachers, and saints. He has the credit of teaching over 100000 people during the last over 33 years, conducting over 1000 workshops, seminars, and talks, actively conducting res. projects in Asthma, Diabetes, Stress Management, High Altitude Sickness research, meditation, and stress management, offered life coaching (integral wisdom with customized practices) to more than   500 couples, conducted over 300 Radio talk shows, anchored over 30 TV serials on Yoga. He has experience of over 28000 hours of teaching (6000 hrs. of life coaching and spiritual counseling), contributed over 200 articles/papers on yoga and yoga research, and developed specialized practices based on conscious evolution and transformation.

He came to the USA in 2007 on a high priority visa, now a permanent resident has already trained more than 5000 people, life coached & spiritual counseled more than 200 people; Conducted specialized programs for medical doctors of Columbia University, NYC; stress mgmt. program for doctors & prof. in PA; intensive customized program for inmates in Trenton, NJ; Healthy Aging Program for seniors in a senior center, new Brunswick, NJ.  

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