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Yoga: excellence in action and harmony with nature

Yoga originated in ancient India over 5,000 years ago, rooted in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. It was first mentioned in the Rig Veda, an ancient sacred text, and developed as a spiritual discipline aimed at achieving harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.

The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to unite'.

At Organiq Living, we believe in living harmoniously with nature, embodying the true essence of yoga: "योग: कर्मसु कौशलम्" - Yoga is excellence in action. Yoga is more than just a practice; it's an art of working skillfully in sync with the natural world. It is a spiritual discipline based on a profound science that brings harmony between mind and body.

The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to unite'.

While many understand yoga as a therapeutic exercise system for health and fitness, its ultimate goal is far more expansive. Yoga is about harmonizing oneself with the universe, aligning individual geometry with the cosmic to achieve the highest level of perception and harmony.

The Universality of Yoga

Yoga transcends any particular religion, belief system, or community; it has always been approached as a technology for inner wellbeing. Anyone who practices yoga with dedication can reap its benefits, regardless of faith, ethnicity, or culture.

Yoga influences all levels of one’s being: body, mind, emotion, and energy. This comprehensive impact has led to four broad classifications of Yoga, each focusing on different aspects of the self:

1. Karma Yoga (कर्म योग): Utilizing the body for service

2. Bhakti Yoga (भक्ति योग): Utilizing emotions for devotion

3. Gyana Yoga (ज्ञान योग): Utilizing the mind and intellect

4. Kriya Yoga (क्रिया योग): Utilizing energy

Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Selfless Service
Langar, a community kitchen in Sikhism, serves free meals to all, regardless of background, fostering equality and community spirit. This tradition embodies selfless service and the principles of humility and sharing.
Langar at Gurudwara

Karma Yoga, the path of selfless service, encourages practitioners to perform actions without expecting rewards.

As highlighted in the Bhagavad Gita, this principle teaches that while one has the right to perform their duties, they should not claim the fruits of their labor.

By acting selflessly, a Karma yogi purifies the heart and experiences a sense of oneness with all beings. The benefits of Karma Yoga are numerous. It enhances mental clarity, reduces stress by fostering detachment from outcomes, cultivates humility and compassion, and promotes inner peace and fulfillment.

Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Devotion
The Adiyogi Shiva bust is a 34-metre tall (112 ft), 45-metre long (147 ft) and 25-metre wide (82 ft) steel bust of Shiva with Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.
Adiyogi Shiva Burst

Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, emphasizes love and devotion to a personal god as a means of spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Rooted in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Bhakti Yoga encourages surrender to the divine through practices like chanting, prayer, and worship. This heartfelt devotion fosters a deep sense of connection with the divine, purifies the heart, and cultivates qualities like compassion, humility, and unwavering faith.

By immersing oneself in devotional practices, practitioners experience inner peace, joy, and a profound sense of spiritual fulfillment.

Gyana Yoga: The Yoga of Intellect
Gyan Yoga

Gyana Yoga is the yoga of intellect and the path of knowledge. It sharpens the intellect to see the truth beyond illusions.

This path involves focused meditation and self-inquiry to understand the transient nature of worldly pleasures and recognize the oneness of all things. By engaging in deep reflection and discernment, practitioners can differentiate between what is real and unreal, ultimately leading to Enlightenment.

The benefits of Gyana Yoga include enhanced mental clarity, a profound understanding of the self and the universe, and a liberated mind free from ignorance. This path guides individuals towards spiritual enlightenment and inner peace through reason and wisdom.

Kriya Yoga: The Yoga of Energy
The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to unite'.
Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga integrates techniques such as pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and specific body movements to cleanse the mind and body, awaken spiritual energy, and achieve a deeper state of consciousness.

It is believed that regular practice of Kriya Yoga leads to enhanced mental clarity, increased focus, heightened awareness, and a profound sense of inner calm and fulfillment. By integrating breath control, meditation, and bodily postures, Kriya Yoga facilitates spiritual evolution and serves as a powerful tool for individuals seeking to explore the depths of their consciousness and connect with their true essence.

Our Commitment to Sustainable Yoga Practices

At Organiq Living, we are dedicated to promoting a sustainable lifestyle that aligns with the principles of yoga. Our yoga mats are crafted from 100% natural and sustainable materials like natural cork, jute-infused natural tree rubber, and organic cotton. These eco-friendly products ensure that your practice is beneficial for your health and gentle on the planet.

Using natural and sustainable materials for yoga directly reflects our connection with nature and ourselves. By choosing eco-friendly yoga products like mats made from natural cork, organic cotton, or recycled materials, we honor the environment and prioritize our own well-being.

This conscious choice aligns with the principles of yoga, fostering a deeper sense of harmony with nature and promoting a more authentic and caring relationship with the world around us.

By choosing Organiq Living, you are embracing yoga and making a conscious choice to live in harmony with nature, reflecting the true spirit of yoga. Join us on this journey towards inner well-being and environmental stewardship, and experience the profound impact of yoga in its most holistic form.

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