Yoga, 10 Definition(s)
'yokes, bonds', is another name for the 4 cankers (āsava) .
Yoga means: to merge, join or unite; Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the world and find a quiet space within. To achieve this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in order to establish a healthy, vibrant and balanced approach to living.
The Yokes or Yogas are another group of defilements. The "yokes" tie a person to the cycle of birth and death.
The four yoghas are:
- the yoke of sensuous desire, kamayogha
- the yoke of desire for rebirth, bhavayogha
- the yoke of wrong view, ditthiyogha
- the yoke of ignorance, avijjayogha
Fitted on the neck of oxen for the purpose of binding to them the traces by which they might draw the plough, etc. ( Numbers 19:2 ; Deuteronomy 21:3 ). It was a curved piece of wood called 'ol .
In Jeremiah 27:2 ; 28:10,12the word in the Authorized Version rendered "yoke" is motah , which properly means a "staff," or as in the Revised Version, "bar."
These words in the Hebrew are both used figuratively of severe bondage, or affliction, or subjection ( Leviticus 26:13 ; 1 Kings 12:4 ; Isaiah 47:6 ; Lamentations 1:14 ; 3:27 ). In the New Testament the word "yoke" is also used to denote servitude ( Matthew 11:29 Matthew 11:30 ; Acts 15:10 ; Galatians 5:1 ).
In 1Sam 1 Samuel 19:21 , Job 1:3 the word thus translated is tzemed , which signifies a pair, two oxen yoked or coupled together, and hence in 1 Samuel 14:14 it represents as much land as a yoke of oxen could plough in a day, like the Latin jugum . In Isaiah 5:10 this word in the plural is translated "acres."
- A well-known implement of husbandry, frequently used metaphorically for subjection , e.g. ( 1 Kings 12:4 1 Kings 12:9-11 ; Isaiah 9:4 ; Jeremiah 5:5 ) hence an "iron yoke" represents an unusually galling bondage. ( 28:48 ; Jeremiah 28:13 )
- A pair of oxen, so termed as being yoked together. ( 1 Samuel 11:7 ; 1 Kings 19:19 1 Kings 19:21 ) The Hebrew term is also applied to asses, ( Judges 19:10 ) and mules, ( 2 Kings 5:17 ) and even to a couple of riders. ( Isaiah 21:7 )
- The term is also applied to a certain amount of land, ( 1 Samuel 14:14 ) equivalent to that which a couple of oxen could plough in a day, ( Isaiah 5:10 ) (Authorized Version "acre"), corresponding to the Latin jugum .
In Sanskrit, it literally means "yoke," as in a yoke used to harness oxen. It refers to an organized form of discipline that leads to a goal. This discipline usually involves practices of meditation, mental concentration, exercises of the body including both ones of control and asceticism. In Hinduism, this goal is usually that of moksha, the release of the soul from cycle of death and rebirth (samsara). For this course, four types of yoga are important: karma, jnana, raja, and bhakti.
Yoga (योग): Spiritual practices performed primarily as a means to enlightenment (or bodhi). Traditionally, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga are considered the four main yogas. In the West, yoga has become associated with the asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga, popular as fitness exercises.
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