THE DEFINITION OF YOGA – Sadhguru | London Real

THE DEFINITION OF YOGA – Sadhguru | London Real


– Well, today from where you come (laughs) yoga means you must look like a leftover noodle (laughs) twisted up. The word yoga means union. Union means whether you are aware of it or you are not aware of it, right now, you’re happening here as
a part of everything else. What the trees exhale, you’re inhaling, what you exhale, the trees are inhaling. Not just on the level of respiration, on all levels this is happening. If you live for 75 years,
they’re saying, you could be eating somewhere between
12 to 14 tonnes of food. That means, right now, you must be at least 600 to 700
tonnes of food, are you? – Apparently. – No, no, I’m saying, are
you carrying that much? – Not that much, no. – So, this is because even
what you call is your body, is not the same body
everyday, it is changing. The very content is changing every day. So, what you think as myself is just a psychological boundary
that you have set up. So, yoga means consciously
obliterating the boundaries of your individuality. So, if you sit here, if you
experience everything around you as myself, this is yoga. If you experience all this as
myself, do you need morality? Be good to people, don’t
harm them, don’t do this, don’t do that, would it be necessary? – No. – Did anybody teach you,
out of these five fingers, this is small finger, don’t cut it off. Is morality needed like that? Anything that you feel
is apart of yourself with that you don’t need any
values, ethics, morals, nothing because it’s a part of you. This is what yoga means. You experience everything
as a part of you. When somebody experiences
the whole universe as a part of himself,
then we say he’s a yogi. But today, in California
where you come from, if you wear a LuLu pant,
you’re a yogi, LuluLemon. (laughing) – So, they’ve confused
the physical practise with the spiritual transcendental idea. – See the physical is important because after all you’re
cased in this physicality. You’re not free from this. So, one important aspect of why there is a physical
dimension to yoga is, it is the science of
aligning your geometry, your individual geometry
with the cosmic geometry. When geometry is congruent
with something larger, it becomes like that,
it functions like that. It makes you experience
yourself like that. So, in that sense, you’re trying to reorganise your geometry
so that it’s congruent to the larger cosmic geometry. But, just doing yoga as an
exercise, you can better swim or play tennis or something, believe me because yoga is not an exercise like that. It’s a very subtle practise. If you’re doing it as an
exercise, you may feel stretched and flexible whatever, but
that’s not the purpose. The purpose is to realign your geometry. – And, when you were a young boy, you were jumping down a very deep well and you saw an older
man do the same thing. – [Sadhguru] Only 70 feet. – 70 feet, I’m still
trying to imagine that, jumping into a dark hole, hoping there’s water on the bottom. – There is water you can
see, not a hope (laughs) – Then you have to climb back up, but you saw a 70 year old man do it and he ended up teaching you yoga and by using that physical
practise, you started to become aligned and you
didn’t realise it was happening? – Many things happened
to me which, you know, when I was a child, as a young boy, waking me up in the morning was a project. It would take two hours for my sisters or my mother to drag me out of the bed, make me sit up, I’ll fall asleep. Make me stand up, I’ll sit down
and fall asleep right there. My mother would put
toothpaste in the brush and give it to me, I’ll
stick it in my mouth and fall asleep. They’ll push me, they’ll
splash cold water on my face and push me into the bathroom to have a shower, I’ll
fall asleep right there. Once I started doing simple
physical yoga, within a month or two, it doesn’t matter
where I am ’til today, morning 3:30 to 3:40,
within those 10 minutes I always come awake. It’s my choice whether to
get up and do something or if I wish to rest some
more, I could rest some more. But, it just comes awake
because it just got aligned. There is something happening in nature between 3:30 to 3:40, it’s
called Brahma Muhurta in yoga, it’s a very significant part of the time. So, when that happens,
your body just comes awake. It happens to everybody,
but they don’t notice it. So, like there’s many changes happen simply because simple yoga. So that’s why I’m
constantly reminding people, it doesn’t matter for what
reason you do the right things. Even for wrong reasons, if
you do the right things, right things will happen to you. (techno music)