BIOGRAPHIES OF YOGIS

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Discover the world of the finest and highly respected Yogis

A yogi is a specialist in Yoga, a sannyasin, or an expert of meditation in Indian religions. The female form, once in a while utilized in English, is the yogini. Yogi has likewise signified individuals from the Nath Siddha custom of Hinduism, and in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, a specialist of tantra. In Hindu folklore, the god Shiva and the goddess Parvati are portrayed as meaningful yogi-yogini pairs. A yogi or yogini lives by certain intentional moral statutes called Yamas and Niyamas. These include:


  • Ahiṃsā: peacefulness, no hurting other living creatures

  • Satya: honesty, non-misrepresentation

  • Asteya: no stealing

  • Dayā: graciousness, empathy

  • Ārjava: no hypocrisy, genuineness

  • Kṣamā: absolution

  • Dhṛti: courage in the face of pain and adversity

  • Mitāhāra: balance in diet both regarding amount and quality

  • Śauca: virtue, tidiness

  • Tapas: gravity, tirelessness, and determination in one's motivation

  • Santoṣa: satisfaction, acknowledgement of others and of one's conditions as they are, confidence in self

  • Dāna: liberality, a noble cause, imparting to other people


Some great yogis of India are-


  1. Sri Aurobindo: Sri Aurobindo was an Indian scholar, yoga master, maharishi, artist, and Indian patriot. He was likewise a writer, editing papers, for example, Vande Mataram. He joined the Indian freedom movement from British pioneer rule, until 1910 was one of its popular leaders, and afterwards turned into a profound reformer, presenting his dreams of human advancement and spiritual development. At Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo fostered a profound practice he called Integral Yoga. The focal topic of his vision was the development of human existence into a heavenly life in the divine body. He trusted in spiritual acknowledgement that freed as well as changed human instinct, empowering a heavenly life on the planet. With the assistance of his spiritual colleague, Mirra Alfassa, Sri Aurobindo Ashram was established.


  1. Paramahamsa Yogananda: Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian Hindu priest, yogi, and master who acquainted millions with the lessons on meditation and Kriya Yoga through his association Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)/Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India, and who experienced 32 years of his life in America. The main follower of the Bengali yoga master Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, he was sent by his genealogy to spread the lessons of yoga toward the West, to demonstrate the solidarity among Eastern and Western religions, and to teach a harmony between Western material development and Indian otherworldliness. His well-established impact on the American yoga development, and particularly the yoga culture of Los Angeles, drove him to be considered by yoga specialists as the "Father of Yoga in the West."


  1. BKS Iyengar: Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar was an Indian yoga educator and writer who is the founder of a particular form of yoga exercise known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was viewed as one of the chiefs yoga masters on the planet. He was the writer of many books on yoga practice and reasoning like the very famous, Light for Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Iyengar was probably the most beloved student of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is frequently alluded to as "the father of present-day yoga". He has been credited with promoting yoga, in India and then across the world.


FAQs


Q1. What makes someone a true Yogi?


A yogi intentionally deals with shaping their perspectives, propensities, and general lifestyles to be more compatible with the methods of philosophies, standards, ethics, and morals of yoga. Yogis go with the way of life decisions that bring them towards the position of sattva, a condition of serenity and internal harmony.


Q2. When can an individual call themself a Yogi?


To be known as a yogi represents a long period of penance and difficult work without being concerned about the results of your changed actions. On the off chance that one genuinely comprehends the profundities of being a genuine yogi, it is neither as spectacular nor cool as it is normally depicted via social media.