For many people, yoga probably means some impossible physical postures. This is a distorted idea of yoga. Yoga means to be in perfect tune; your body, mind and spirit are in absolute harmony with existence. When you fine-tune yourself to such a point that everything functions beautifully within you, the best of your abilities will naturally flow out of you. Have you noticed that when you are happy you have endless energy? Even if you don’t eat or sleep, you can go on. Just a little happiness liberates you from your normal limitations of energy and capability.
Yoga is the science of activating your inner energies in such a way that your body, mind and emotions function at their highest peak. When your body and mind function in a completely different state of relaxation and a certain level of blissfulness, you can be released from so many things that most people suffer from. Suppose you have a throbbing headache, it is not a major disease but it takes away your capability for the entire day. With the practice of yoga, your body and mind can be kept at their highest possible peak.
There are also other dimensions to yoga. When you activate your energies, you can function in a different way. Right now, you consider yourself to be a person and are identified with many things. But what you call as “myself” is actually just a certain amount of energy. Today, modern science tells us that everything is the same energy manifesting itself in a million different ways. If that is so, what you call the Divine, what you call a stone, what you call a man, woman, or demon are all the same energy functioning in different ways. Everything is the same energy, but functioning at different levels of capability.
Though we are all made of the same energy, we still don’t function at the same level of capability. What you call creativity or talent, your ability to do things in the world, is just a certain way your energy functions. Energy functions to create rose flowers in one plant and jasmine in another but it is all the same energy manifesting itself. If you gain a little bit of mastery over your own energies, you will simply and naturally do things that you never imagined possible. This is the experience of those who have started doing yogic practices. It is the inner technology of creating situations the way you want them.
Today, we build huge buildings with the same material that people used to build little huts. They thought that was all they could do with it. Initially, we thought we could only dig mud and make pots or bricks out of it. Now, we dig the earth and make computers, cars, and even spacecrafts. It is the same energy. We have just started using it for higher possibilities. Our inner energies are also like that. There is a whole technology as to how to use this energy for higher possibilities. You must explore and know this. Otherwise, life becomes limited and accidental.
~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev