Yogasanas – Postures to Elevate Your Consciousness | Sadhguru

Yogasanas – Postures to Elevate Your Consciousness | Sadhguru


Sadhguru: The word “asana” literally means a posture. When we say a posture, every posture the
body can take is an asana. Now, this (Gestures) is an asana, this (Gestures) is an
asana, this (Gestures) is an asana, this (Gestures) is an asana, this (Gestures) is an asana, this (Gestures) is an asana. So how many possible? Innumerable possible. Innumerable postures that this body can take,
of the innumerable postures that this body can take, we identified eighty-four asanas as yogasanas. These eighty-four postures are possibilities where
your body will not sit as a hurdle in front of you but act as a channel for your ultimate possibility. What is the biggest barrier for the human beings
to do whatever they’re doing? It is their body and their mind. What should have been a stepping stone has
turned into an obstacle simply because we have not explored it considerably. Yogasana means you’re taking charge of your life,
you’re transforming your body and mind into a possibility, not a barrier in your life.
It is becoming a passage, it is not a block. For every emotional, psychological and different
levels of consciousness that you experience, your body naturally tends to take a certain posture,
that is, if you are angry you will sit one way, you’re peaceful – you sit another way, you are in turmoil –
you sit one way, you are tranquil – you sit another way. Like this if you observe your own life, you will see
for different states of consciousness that you experience, your body tends to
take certain postures. Based on this conversely is the science of asanas. By consciously getting your body into a certain
posture, you can also elevate your consciousness. The very way you think, feel, perceive and understand
life can be altered simply because of the way you sit. Physical body is the easiest thing to work with. If you try to do something with your mind,
it will play too many tricks. At least with the body, you know whether
it’s doing it right or not doing it right, whether it’s cooperating or not cooperating. A mind, if you push it too hard, it will play all kinds of tricks with you, it will make you
believe all kinds of things and dump you the next day but body is not like that, it is a reliable factor,
if you work with it sensibly, yogasanas will definitely lead to the possibility of ultimate union. Speaker (Recorded voice): The practice of
yogasanas provides countless benefits including relief of chronic ailments, preparation of
body and mind towards a higher possibility, slowing down of the aging process.