Sadhguru

Sadhguru

Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary, and a prominent spiritual leader. An author, poet, and internationally-renowned speaker, Sadhguru's wit and piercing logic provoke and widen our perception of life.

Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to the wellbeing of the individual and the world for the past three decades. Isha Foundation does not promote any particular ideology, religion, or race, but transmits inner sciences of universal appeal.

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The purpose of yoga

"In the western part of the world, if you utter the word "Yoga," people think of impossible physical postures. This is a very distorted idea of what Yoga is. Yoga is not about bending and twisting your body or holding your breath. It is a mechanism and a technology to get you to that state of experience where you see reality just the way it is.
The word "Yoga" literally means 'union'." -Sadhguru

The origin

"In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the Adiyogi or the first yogi - the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over fifteen thousand years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas. When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still."

Why?

"Yoga means to liberate yourself from that information which determines who you are right now. That information which determines the color of your skin and the shape of your body should not determine how you think, feel, and experience your life. If that information does not determine how you are right now, then you are moving into Yoga."