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The Warrior’s Journey

Oct 04, 2023

Transformation and evolution, especially when viewed through spiritually inspired Ayurveda yoga physiopsychological lenses, are profound processes that go beyond tangible efforts. These journeys penetrate the core of our psyche, prompting us to face and break down (or run from) barriers we've set, be it consciously or subconsciously. Personal growth isn't just about monetary investments in courses or retreats; it's a dedication to an inner expedition that tests our comfort zones.

In yoga psychology, the ego, termed as ahamkara, stands as one of these inner challenges. It offers us a sense of identity and purpose, but it also fosters illusions of separateness and dominance. This dual nature can lead to inner turmoil and skewed perceptions of our true self. Our ego feeds on identifying with roles, possessions, accomplishments, and relationships, which, while providing a sense of belonging, can also bind us, curtailing our experiences and comprehension of our profound self.
On the other hand, buddhi, symbolizing the higher intellect, acts as a mediator between our primal behaviors and our more enlightened self. It's the torchbearer, casting light on the path to profound comprehension, assisting us in discerning temporary emotions or urges from our core, eternal essence.
However, possessing the insights from buddhi, we are still tasked with maneuvering through the immediate sensations, desires and responses governed by manas, the lower mind. This underscores that our spiritual quest is not about neglecting or stifling our human experiences and desires but assimilating them, deriving lessons available and refining our reactions.
This transformative odyssey is about striking a synthesis between these facets of our psyche. It calls for relentless self-reflection, introspection, courage and bravery to face and overcome our self imposed constraints. Delving into yoga psychology, it's clear that the journey to self-discovery is multifaceted and deep, necessitating undivided dedication and devotio to internal sensitivity and growth. By resonating with this inner exploration and realizing the dynamics of manas, ahamkara, and buddhi, we edge closer to our genuine Self and recognize our bond with the Cosmos.
 Rasa Yoga, is a process that fosters this understanding by blending vital aspects of theory, practice, and the healthy bond of teacher and student. Supported by a Seva-oriented community, we emphasize the core tenets of tapas (discipline), svadyaya (self-study), and Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to the divine) to ensure sustained support, growth, and development, all geared towards the ultimate goal of complete fulfillment!
Love, Padmaji