Why Yoga? | Sadhguru


of all the things in the World Of All the things that a human being Can, do Why Yoga! Everything That Human beings can do Is Essentially an Expression [of] who They are Somebody Sings a song Somebody dances Somebody writes A book Somebody Paints a picture Whatever Else We do [It’S] an Expression of who you are You May be Conscious [of] it you may be Unconscious of it But Still everything that you Say everything that you, do Everything [That] Comes out of Here Is Essentially an Expression of who you are So yoga in that way Is? Diametrically Opposite to This Because it’s not an Expression of who you [are] It’s about Determining as to who you are it’s About Determining as to what you want to be? Changing The very Fundamentals of One’s Existence Today There is Substantial Medical and Scientific Evidence [to] Show that The very Fundamentals of The Activity of [your] Brain your Chemistry Even Your Genetic Content can be Changed by practicing Different systems of Yoga This Needed no Confirmation Because We’ve Always witnessed This? But Today There is Scientific Data to prove This So this Is not an Expression of who you are this is About Determining the Nature [of] you wish to who you wish to be Changing The Fundamental ingredients which has Made you, who you are [To] Yoga as a system Needs Much more Involvement Than Any other Things That One Any other other Forms of Things that we do? Which Are Merely an Expression of who, we are? If you find Full Expression Through Any Particular Activity It may also leave you somewhat Transformed If You Cook with all your heart Sometimes When it May Happen yes Taking Care of A cow Can Change your life you know If you sing With all your heart Sometimes Permission May happen if You, dance With all your heart some Transformation May Happen But that is only A? Certain Impact That is Happening Because of Absolutely Involvement? In A particular Activity But Essentially That Activity by Nature IS an Expression of who you are it Is not, Determining the Nature of who you are So when we transform our Activity? Not as an Expression of who, we are Because who wants to find Expression like This in the Morning Definitely not isn’t it So it Is not an Expression It is [a] method it is a means it’s a technology Through which you Can Change the Shape of who you are Literally, also Otherwise, also You Can Change the very Shape of who you? Really Are right now That [Can] be Transformed because who, you are real right Now as a Person Is a combination of Things Genetic Material Before that The Karmic Substance that you carry Because of That Use chose at Certain, Home so the genetic material and Since The moment you [are] Born Whatever Kind of Impressions that have gone Into you in the Form of Variety of Experiences Situations Thoughts Emotions Relationships Associations Whatever Else You have imbibed all These things Make you a Certain kind of Person When you say I am a Certain kind of Person what you’re Saying is I have this kind of Compulsions? When you say I’m This kind of Person what you are Saying Is this is the kind of Compulsions that I identify Myself With So I am this kind of a Person People you know it’s A very Western Thing but it’s very Much There in India Today Get A lot of Indians it far more Western Than West And if You go all [the] way west you come back to India so they’re much more Western Than westerners are Today? So People Say I’m a morning Person [I] am I even in Person So what the mean Is? Morning [I] cannot Wake Up in the Morning that Means I’m A evening Person [I] can’t stay awake in The evening So I’m a morning Person Not only That People It’s going far I know some more [Blackberry] People some are apple People So getting World is getting Divided in so Many Ways They’re Not Just instruments that you Use and Keep it Down it’s you get Identified With it So there Are [Chapati] People There are [rhys] People There are Those Are People They’re [Idli] People you know all kinds so What Kind you are is Essentially a Certain type of Compulsions? So you sit Yourself Into the Process of Yoga because you, don’t want to be this kind, [or] that kind That you will be the kind that you’re Required to be in A particular moment If it’s Morning you’re a morning Person is evening Evening your Own evening Person If You’re not Required to be a Person you are not a Person that Is you become Flexible? This Flexibility, We start Working With your Body to start With Afterwards it Should Come to Every Aspect of your life your Physical Structure your psychological Structure your emotional Structure your Karmic Structure Everything Should Become Flexible That it can be Whatever it is required to be it Is [not] Stuck being This way, or that Way? So yoga as a Process Yoga as a method Yoga as [a] technology Yoga as a science is Essentially To Break the Limitations of A Certain Concretization That Happens Which We Call as Personality? To evolve From Being a Person to a Presence If you’re a Person [That] Means you have Made a Shell out of Yourself you form the Shell Within that Shell only you Can Operate? If You Break the Shell you [will] no more be a Person but Simply a presence as Life Is as God Is Just a presence If it can be encased in A Shell it becomes a person So yoga means Slowly You’re Working on making The Shell Thinner and Thinner More and more Porous that One day you can exist Without a shell So Essentially in your Experience [Yoga] Means Morning Where the southerner the way it is Is? All Aspects of Physicality Or cyclical in the Universe Planets Are Going Around the sun There’s all our System [of] Moving Everything [in] The Galaxy in the Cosmos is cyclic, [oh]? The More and more you are identified With your physical System the more and More Cyclically you are, also your Experience is A cyclic [o] The Process of Life Is cyclic, [oh] if you Watch Carefully Enough even The Situations that you face in your life Come in Cycles So yoga, means on One Level To Break the Cycle of life [what] is a circle right now, We want to open it Up and Make it a straight line Because if You are Going in Circles if I say, you’re Going in Circles what does it mean to you you’re not going Anywhere It just gives you an Impression that you’re going Somewhere but. You’re Not, Really going Anywhere you’re Going Through the Same Thing again [and] again So yoga! Means to Open up the Circle and Stretch it out like A straight line that if You follow the line You go Somewhere You’re not Going Round and round Nature Is not going to release you so Simply you Have to Work at it and Work at it and Work at it Otherwise You Must be Happy doing the circle A Circle, also Can Be described as A circus If You become Conscious if the whole Thing looks like a circus If You are not Conscious you Can only See Three feet in Front of you then it’s all real If you Can See the whole Circle of your life? Suddenly it Becomes Like A circus Once You realize his circus you, don’t want to go Through the circus again again Only if your Vision Is too limited you can See only Three feet in Front of you Everything is real for you If you Open [Up] and See the whole circle the way, you’re going it Looks Like A circus and Definitely you Don’t want it to Continue Forever [you] want to do something [about] it so these Cycles These repetitive Cycles of Compulsiveness Is coming because There are Various types of Memories in the System? Memories Karmic Memories Information Essentially Means Memory isn’t it it is the Foundations of Information that We carry Which is Constructed this Body the way it Is? To live in it and not to be off it Will not come Easy I’m not Saying it’s difficult but it Needs to be Worked at The Sodden Eyes Just About This However Simple the Sadhana [Is] Every day if it is worked out Slowly One Can See a Certain Level of Freedom Happening Within you step by [step] Maybe inch by inch Maybe Micro Millimeter by a Micro Millimeter but Nobody Can Say it is not Releasing you it will slowly Release you If You want to go rapidly A lot more to do you, don’t mind going slowly something to do you