Interfractons of everyday life lead the man to stress, tension and fear resulting in to phobia and neuroses etc. Applied yog develops awareness of the inter relation among the physical, mental and emotional levels. Such application of yog leads the yog enthusiast away from darkness of vices, pains, sufferings, worries and sorrows and decorates him with the bright day light of positive thinking, divine living, paramount joy and blissful state of mind. It is an easy, sure and the only way to overcome the mental impurities that lead an individual to physical impurities in form of sickness. It is already established that the man peaceful, positive, transparent and delighted at mind always stays healthy and has got no reason to suffer from complicated ailments.
Eko sd vipra bahudha vadanti’ (truth is one but defined differently by saints and sages for ages). Basically, Yog is the merger of individual soul to Divine, the means or kriyas adapted to reach this ultimate goal are called applications of yog or yog sadhan and the dedicated and devoted practice undertaken under the tutelage of spiritual master is called yog practice or yog sadhna. This yog sadhna enables one to know the self and finally blend in to ultimate. This realization ensures liberation from all kind of sorrows and stay in eternal bliss -- beyond life and death.
Yog in true sense is a state of going beyond body and mind and joining the individual energy with the cosmic energy. It is a merger and becoming ‘Sindhu’ (ocean) of a ‘Bindu’ (drop), a small molecule blending in with the absolute. And this is the reason, why great yogis of Indian tradition have always been applying the holy mantra of “OM” (the cosmic sound), which is more strong than “B”om“b.” Yet, it is sweetest and away from any destruction. Similarly, the mantra “Soham” (merging ‘Ahem’ i.e. ego in to ‘So’ i.e. the absolute) explores the sure possibility of growing and turning an individual into absolute.
Practically speaking, yog aims at balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and it is gained through practice of yaam, niyaam, shatkarm, asaan, pranayam, mudra, bandh and meditation. Spiritual masters or ‘Gurus’ of great Indian Yog traditions have been transmitting application of these great mantras with proper technique to work effectively deeper into the subject or the ‘Yog learner’ to invoke divinity hidden and lying deep due to darkness of ignorance within him. It is the technique of Yog that infuses in to the day to day life of a yog aspirant and brings a dynamic change in his life style and his approach towards life.
Yog works at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels all together. Yog sadhna reflects on our outermost part the physical body as the balance gained through yog sadhna is experienced at different organs, muscles and nerves because it brings the different functions into perfect coordination. The same is the case with mental and emotional levels.