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Why do we practice Karma Yoga

Why do we practice Karma Yoga

Adhiroha is a paradigm of personal and social ethics for peaceful living. We give our students the possibility of experiencing life beyond the physical. Rooted in the 5,000 years old philosophy and science, we don’t only practice yoga on the mat but off the mat as well. To be a yoga practitioner here means performing your duty without attachment, likes, dislikes and desires. We envision sattvic life, a balance between food, conduct, and yoga practice. This union enhances the state of consciousness.

 

Hence, we strictly practice Karma Yoga. It makes a big difference in attitude: the way you think and how you respond. With every breath, we sow the seeds of harmony at Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh.

 

What is Karma Yoga?

 

Quoting verse from Bhagwat Gita

ज्ञेय: स नित्यसंन्न्यासी यो न द्वेष्टि न काङ् क्षति |

निर्द्वन्द्वो हि महाबाहो सुखं बन्धात्प्रमुच्यते ||

 

English Translation

The karma yogis, who neither desire nor hate the fruits of karma and accepts that on its own, should be considered always renounced. Free from all dualities, they are easily liberated from the bonds of material energy.

 

In simple words, carrying out one’s duties without any attachment is what Karma Yoga is. It is the path of selfless service towards yourself and others. A practitioner renounces the results of actions as a spiritual offering rather than hoarding the results for himself/herself.

 

To have a deeper understanding of the concept of Karma Yoga, let’s scroll back to the days when with every sunrise, we woke up with cheer and headed to school. How restless we all sat through those long hours of classes waiting for the call of recess. Right when the bell rang for it, the air got filled with excited voices of friends from fellow class sections in the hallway making us sprint from our desks. Our little hands slipped inside a bag of books to find a freshly packed lunch of motherly love.

 

Oh! What a feeling it was? Our amicable, loving and sociable nature invited friends to share lunch. Not once, did we reconsider it with questions like, “what would I get, why should I share or with whom should I share?” All we focused on doing deeds. Well! This is the most distinctive characteristic of Karma Yogi in its purest form. Karma yoga is an attitude-free from desires and mental worry about results. The one who practices Karma Yoga performs his duties with utmost relaxation leaving the bank of complaints behind while he/she rows through the waves of the spiritual path.

 

Why do we practice Karma Yoga?

At Adhiroha’s Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, Karma Yoga means learning to offer our daily work as selfless service to the community. It is very meaningful for a yoga practitioner to embrace the principles of this concept. The code of conduct destroys impurities of the mind and causes Chitta Suddhi or purity of the Antahkarana making it an ingredient must for learning yoga. It prepares the mind for mindful meditation and recepts it to perceive the knowledge of the inner self and divine. A content Karma Yogi’s heart is expanded to break all barriers that stand in the way of unity or oneness.

 

How do we practice Karma Yoga?

 

Quoting verse from Bhagwat Gita:

संनियम्येन्द्रियग्रामं सर्वत्र समबुद्धयः।

ते प्राप्नुवन्ति मामेव सर्वभूतहिते रताः।।12.4।।

 

English Translation:

“Restraining and subduing the senses, regarding everything equally, in the welfare of all rejoicing, these also come to Me.”

 

All that is gold does not glitter. Riches has no space in Karma yoga. The one who has riches and keeps them for themselves shall never reach consciousness. Adhiroha is an adobe of simplicity that houses everyone with an open heart. We here lead a very simple life away from the shiny worldly desires. Based on the very foundation of Karma yoga, Adhiroha was formed on an attitude of helping others and sharing a portion of our knowledge to spread happiness and awareness. The yoga teacher training in Rishikesh focuses on teaching the multiple facets of this yogic form.

 

Every creature must perform its duty. We cultivate this principle by performing our tasks of attending classes regularly, sticking to punctuality, and by maintaining self-hygiene. Each duty is put to action with a deep passion and content. Unaffected from ego, envy, pride, joy, misery and bondage.

 

Just like an impure mind is filled with tainted thoughts and purposes, in the same way, a stomach with an improper diet leads to the destruction of practice. Our kitchen serves sattvic food that promotes longevity, virtue, strength, health, happiness, and joy. The dining area is well furnished with aesthetic furniture in a backdrop of nature. The setting helps the learners to concentrate only on eating as the food is served to one's consciousness.

 

The yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is structured to act selflessly with other classmates. Our sharing accommodation is designed to live in peace and act with love for the happiness of all beings. At every moment, we sow the seeds of harmony here.


Karma Yoga has the power to transform our lives. A path to keep our body hollow like a flute from ego and desires. The one which sings melodious songs of freedom.

 

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