The word yoga means literally means „union“ or „to merge“. More than a set of physical postures or exercises, Sadhguru defines yoga as a science to determine the nature of who you are and what you want to be.
Scientific research has shown today that the very fundamentals of the brain’s activity, inner chemistry, and genetic predispositions can be changed by practicing certain systems of yoga. Yoga is essentially a technology to change the shape of who you are.
Sadhguru: Of… 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, is 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 you 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 have always witnessed this, but today there is scientific data to prove this.
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