The real meaning of yoga day has been exposed by Acharya Prashant.
The face of advait foundation, Life coach, and Vedanta teacher, Acharya Prashant has recently exposed the fakeness of so-called yoga and yogic exercise. There is a trend of observing Yog Day by doing various yoga positon, asanas and so many silly things that has no connection with real spirituality which can internally raise someone’s consciousness.
In a Newly published Acharya Prashant video on the behalf of international yoga day 2022, Guru Acharya brings clarity on the actual
meaning of yoga day. The video is in the form of an interview where one of his disciples asks his honorable queries regarding yoga and yoga day.
In this same context, acharya starts giving clarity on the actual connection between yoga and spirituality.
According to him, yoga is not the biggest contribution by India to the world in terms of so-called yoga. But if we can understand the real meaning of
yoga, yoga indeed is one of the biggest contributions to the world by India. Most people observe yoga day by doing multiple yogic exercises like yoga, breathing exercise, different types of asanas, relaxation techniques, and so on. People believe that you are something physical exercise. For our trend, yog day is just a ocasiaon of phyical activiites. In this context, acharya Prashant denied that this is yoga.
The actual definition of yog can be only understood by the presence of vedant. Acharya Prashant says that the actual meaning of yoga is the connection of mind with soul. Here it is very essential to define the soul also because we have already filled pre conceive notions regarding the soul. So let us inform you that soul is the purest state of our mind. The same pure state of mind is sometimes referred to as a higher purpose. Doing yoga practices for physical fitness is good but if we think it is a being spiritual, then there is a problem. Because the purpose of actual spirituality is to calm our mind. A person takes all sorrows, pain, misunderstanding, and a sense of suffering inside his/her mind. So spiritualty gives clarity to understand our state of mind and cleanse it out.
Acharya said that yoga is not a thing to lighten your body. We have shortened its value. That’s why people are body-oriented rather than mind and intellect. In the same context, guru Prashant exposed the truth of so-called yoga trainers who presents themselves as a spiritual guide. He said that your market guru doesn’t know asthang yog, nor ashtavakra. Despite some knowing these spiritual regulations, they don’t ever follow the path. This fitness cult has eaten the real meaning of yoga. Because we link yoga term with aerobics, gym, and fitness.
Here we need to understand that yoga is not something to make a sexy body and impress others. “Yoga” word is related to the soul and the best description of the soul can be only found in the books Vedanta. So to know the actual meaning of yoga, one should head over to Vedantic scriptures like Bhagwat Geeta.