The Yoga of Nature and Yoga’s Specialised Applications in Human Development

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Normally when we think of “yoga” we consider it to be some specific set of specialised practices used by an individual for achieving benefits for physical health, stress reduction or spiritual development. Sri Aurobindo, however, asks us to take a step back to look at yoga in its broader and more general sense, with the following definition: “…a methodised effort towards self-perfection by the expression of the potentialities latent in the being and a union of the human individual with the universal and transcendent Existence we see partially expressed in man and in the Cosmos.”

This very broad definition implies that all life, the entire evolutionary development of Nature, is in fact a process which can be called “the yoga of Nature”. The development through successive stages of Matter, then into the evolution of plant and then animal life, represents this process, which accelerates and becomes “self-conscious” when it enters…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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