PLANNING STAGE – CONCEPT OF ASAN
ONLY YOG – (केवल योग) THE ENDLESS
ULTIMATE FOR ALL ‘UltimatES’
PLANNING STAGE – CONCEPT OF ASAN (आसन)
There must be stability and comfort in any physical and mental posture.
It is one of the highly abused concepts of Patanjali YOG after an element of physical exercises was added to it by the proponents of HATHYOG (हठयोग).Various physical postures with all kinds of funny and concocted names are sold daily by the practitioners of spiritualistic YOGA as remedial / precautionary measures for various kinds of disease. Patanjali has used only two words STHIR (स्थिर) meaning stability and SUKHAM (सुखम) meaning comfort for defining ASAN (आसन) and he has not mentioned a single physical posture (ASAN आसन). By this definition he simply means that any planning will be with flaws if the mental and physical postures of a person involved are not stable (STHIRस्थिर) and comfortable (SUKHAM सुखम).The stability (दृढभूमिः) is complete only when there is presence of all three factors of ‘long time’ (दीर्घकाल), ‘every time’ (नैरन्तर्य) and ‘respect’ (सत्कारऽऽसेवितः) in any planning. This simple looking statement can be an eye-opener for many planners in social, political, economic, diplomatic fields when they find that they have fallen short of their objectives of ‘long time’ and ‘every time’ simply because they had never catered for ‘respect’ factor that can be only for self, the people around and the environment. Our present day ventures are guided by selfish interests only and not by respect. That’s why we consider carbon credits for compensation and tort etc. as brilliant ideas. I can assure you that such a conclusion about the concept of ASAN (आसन) cannot be drawn through any practice (SADHNA साधना) of any ASAN (आसन) as propagated by spiritualistic explanations.