The Autobiography of a Yogi

The Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda

While doing my regular yoga routines in class, I also became interested in the original yoga teachings and philosophy and wanted to learn more about its true purpose.  I found a great book, written a long time ago, called “The autobiography of a yogi”, by Paramahansa Yogananda.

His life story is quite a fascinating one and he was one of the very first illuminated masters of India to bring the ancient Eastern knowledge, teachings and philosophy to the Western world in the early 1930s, when he first travelled to America and England.

His story and description of mind and body changes through yoga are amazing and, without a doubt in my mind, all true.

Definition – What does Yoga mean?

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It became popular in the West in the 20th century. The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means “to yoke” and “samadhi” or “concentration.” Thus, yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body and spirit. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation.

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