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  Karma Yoga
Karma yoga is undoubtedly one of the most practiced of the many yogas in the Hindu religion.
The root of the word Karma is the Sanskrit Kri, literally meaning "to do." The essence of karma relies heavily on action, it theorizes that past actions reckon consequences and affects one's position and progression in life.
A major facet of karma is the work one does, and the attitude with which he goes about his duty.
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  Karma Yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), (also known as Buddhi Yoga) or the "discipline of action" is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism.
One of the four pillars of yoga, Karma yoga focuses on the adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached from the reward.
The yajna methodology of Detachment - Essene of Karma Yoga
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 KARMA YOGA The Yoga of Awareness in Action
Karma Yoga means to perform work to the best of our ability and with awareness, without being overly attached to the outcome or the results (or to the fruits, the term used in Yoga and in the Bhagavad Gita.
In fact, Karma Yoga flies in the face of what we have been conditioned to expect from work since the day we were born: payment, a pat on the back, self-expression, a sense of achievement.
Karma Yoga is doing, but with a difference: it is doing to the best of our ability, with awareness, whilst being in the present moment, without attachment to the outcome of our actions.
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 Karma Yoga
Karma yoga is the yoga of action or work; specifically, karma yoga is the path of dedicated work: renouncing the results of our actions as a spiritual offering rather than hoarding the results for ourselves.
This chain of cause and effect that we ourselves have created can be snapped by karma yoga: fighting fire with fire, we use the sword of karma yoga to stop the chain reaction of cause and effect.
Karma yoga is particularly effective at this since it won't allow us to use activity as an escape.
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 Karma Yoga | VK HowTo
Karma yoga is the one type of yoga that brings together the physical and the spiritual worlds together.
Karma yoga is something that you must work at everyday to achieve the results that you are so desperately searching for.
Karma yoga helps bring this knowledge to the surface and helps you see the way your life should be led.
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 Information on YOGA - What is Karma Yoga
The mature KARMA is like a rock slipped from the top of a mountain, which knows no barrier and must have its course till it reaches the flat land.
In YOGA concept, KARMA is "good" when it allows the person to understand the spiritual development, and it is "bad" when the converse is the case.
YOGA Science provides the essential approach of learning by way of awareness and conscious becoming, thus of changing the Destiny and experiencing the remaining fruits of our KARMA in an intellectual and better way.
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 Lifestyle - Karma, dharma and samskara
Karma, dharma and samskara are the three components of lifestyle.
Karma is the 'action' not only of the physical senses but also of the inner senses, the mind and the psyche.
Karma is the process of moving forward, it is the foundation of evolution and change which all creation, including the human personality, undergoes naturally.
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 It's Yoga - Workshop: Karma Yoga Class
Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless service.
When we step onto our yoga mat, rather than thinking about what we may gain, we can offer the love and dedication we bring to our practice to a greater purpose, or even to a specific person or group who is suffering.
But her best teachers have come to be her own practice and the people who choose to explore yoga with her that provide the spark and creativity in her teaching.
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 Yoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yoga as a means of spiritual attainment is central to Hinduism (including Vedanta), Buddhism and Jainism and has influenced other religious and spiritual practices throughout the world.
Hatha Yoga is a particular system of Yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a yogic sage of the 15th century in India, and compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
In all branches of yoga, the ultimate goal is the attainment of liberation from worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death (Samsara).
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 Karma Yoga
Karma is both action and the result of action.
This chain of cause and effect that we ourselves have created can be snapped by karma Yoga: we use the sword of Karma yoga to stop the chain reaction of cause and effect.
By insisting that life itself can be holy, "Karma yoga gives us the tools of everyday life to cut our way to freedom", from the Bhagavad Gita, one of India most sacred text regarding Karma Yoga.
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 Karma Yoga : The path of Karma yoga means selfless service
Karma yoga basically consists of entirely selfless service, in which the Ego is given up to the desire to serve God in every thing, be it man, animal or plant.
If the Karma Yogi is a householder, he will accept that role as much as he would accept the role of a servant to any in need, without seeking any remuneration in the shape of wealth, satisfaction, name or fame.
Karma means action, including all acts done by the individual from birth to death.
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Karma Yoga also involves doing our actions in ways, which are of benefit to others (service or seva), freeing ourselves from the cycles of feeding egotism.
Karma Yoga also involves doing our actions in ways, which are of benefit to others, freeing ourselves from the cycles of feeding egotism.
Breaking the alliance of Karma: The key to breaking the cycle of karma is that the connection between seer and that which is seen is set aside (2.17).
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 Karma Yoga
Although he rarely gave Karma Yoga more than a lukewarm endorsement he did admit that both of these conditions would be met if all actions were performed without the ‘I am the doer’ idea.
The goal of non-dualistic spiritual discipline is to separate the Self from the non-self and to enable it to realise itself as the witness of the activities of the non-self.
Karma yoga can be an effective spiritual discipline for persons who seek knowledge of God or knowledge of the Self.
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 Karma Yoga | Wisdom of Yoga
This type of yoga is exemplified in the tradition of feeding the hungry, nursing the aged, clothing the poor and sheltering all in need.
Karma yoga challenges the seeker by demanding constant observance of oneself to ensure that action does not become selfish.
In many respects Karma Yoga is an excellent way to make spiritual progress and be a part of society.
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 Yoga Vacation and Retreats :: Karma Yoga Journeys
Yoga.com invites you on a yoga vacation to extend your yoga practice and explore Karma Yoga.
Karma Yoga is selfless service to humanity without any attachments to the outcome.
Karma yoga is exemplified in the tradition of feeding the hungry, nursing the aged, clothing the poor and sheltering all in need.
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 Serve Yourself by Serving Others: An Opportunity for Karma Yoga in Thailand this October :: Yoga.com
Karma yoga is defined as the "yoga of action" which has the potential of self-realization or "waking up." Karma yoga transforms us and it can be done in our everyday lives.
Karma yoga is done as a spiritual practice, as a way to help others and thus help ourselves.
Karma yoga isn't about deprivation for ourselves, but about noticing what is needed for others and experiencing their suffering as our own and as something we can help mitigate in a small way.
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Literally the word yoga means union – of body, mind and spirit; of individual ego with ultimate reality; of masculine with feminine; and of subject with object.
Hatha, raja and jnana yoga are tools that discipline and train the mind and body to a higher level of focus and functioning, empowering both clarity of mind and efficacy and grace in action.
The values and habits appropriate to the higher practices of yoga are cultivated through consistent practice of two kinds of action.
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 Erowid Yoga Vault : Karma Yoga
Karma Yoga purifies the heart by teaching us to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward.
Karma Yoga is based on the concept of Karma.
Karma stands for everything that we are not conscious of; that which we do not fully understand, or do not see for what it is. Things are seldom experienced for what they truly are, but rather for what we consider them to be.
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 Karma Yoga
Karma is the sum total of our acts, both in the present life and in the preceding births.
Karma Yoga is performance of actions dwelling in union with the Divine, removing attachment and remaining balanced ever in success and failure.
Karma Yoga is the Yoga of action which purifies the heart and prepares the Antahkarana (the heart and the mind) for the reception of Divine Light or attainment if Knowledge of the Self.
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Other techniques such as hatha yoga (path of physical self-discipline), mudra yoga (the path of channeling life force), and chakra yoga (the path of energy forces) have also gained popularity.
The system of yoga is in the process of developing as an organized science.
Kriya yoga became popular in the West because of the efforts of its founder, Paramhansa Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship in the United States.
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 Karma Yoga - By Rev. Ryugen Watanabe
Karma yoga is working with complete awareness, but without attachment to the fruits of the labor or outcome of the work.
The purpose of karma yoga is to do work for the sake of doing it.
One simple technique to use in karma yoga is not to forget to concentrate on the "tanden".
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 Karma Yoga and Management
Karma Yoga is an effective tool for managers to motivate and lead people by their own example, to create a balanced working environment to foster creativity and to initiate unorthodox solutions to problems.
In his book Yoga Darshan, Paramahamsa Niranjanananda states that it can be classified as the true psychological aspect of Yoga because in the process of dynamic meditation we have to become aware of the subtle areas of our personality, which involves the awakening of latent mental faculties and new dimensions of awareness.
In Karma Yoga it is not the actions themselves which are considered to be important, but the frame of mind in which they are performed.
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 Karma Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Karma, of course, is the natural law of cause and effect which is intrinsically linked to the natural law of changing form/body or Reincarnation.
The fruition of KARMA YOGA is found in the term "self-less" service, wherein the individual ego is completely transcended in serving another and thus achieving a state of union through service.
The theme of KARMA YOGA, that is carried on in the daily life of the Hindu, is reflected in the many scriptures of Hinduism.
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 Yoga Schools of Purna Yoga, Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Others
The different yoga schools simply adhere to different applications of inner discipline, all of which ultimately lead to the liberation of the soul and to a unique understanding of the Divine Unity.
Originally, it was believed that the practice of Karma Yoga, accompanied by the observance of certain rituals, would lead to liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
Raja Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga, which was formulated by Patanjali into a definite system from classical yoga, forms one of the Shad-Darshanas or classical systems of Indian philosophy.
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 Karma Yoga Program: Service-Intensive Program - The Expanding Light California Retreat
Here is a great opportunity to learn and practice Raja Yoga – not just yoga postures, but using tools of yoga philosophy and meditation to transform your consciousness as you live and interact with others.
The Karma Yoga Program gives you a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and in an ashram setting.
The Karma Yoga Program schedule allows you to attend almost all of the sadhanas (morning and afternoon periods of guided Energization Exercises, yoga postures, and meditation).
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 Yoga Styles, Paths, Types India
The basis of ashtanga yoga is the Yoga sutras (Sanskrit Verses) of Patanjali.
Karma Yoga is a path of devotion to the work.
Yoga means union, so Swara yoga is a science which is realization of cosmic consciousness through control and manipulation of breath.
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Yoga is the discipline to work without any desire for personal gain or for the fruits of one's action.
In Karma Yoga, the practitioner is not required to believe in God or engage in an inquiry for the True Self.
The discipline of Karma Yoga is the accumulation of small acts, paying attention to details, and selflessly conducting each act one by one.
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 Practice of Karma Yoga
The seventh chapter is allotted to ‘Karma Yoga in the Gita’.
Bhakti is the fulfilment of Karma, Yoga (i.e., Raja Yoga) of Bhakti and Karma, and Jnana of all the preceding three.
The path of Karma Yoga, which eventually leads to the attainment of the infinite bliss of the Self, cannot be futile.
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 karma yoga 4th chakra anhata
Karma Yoga is a more subtle study of the laws of cause and effect as they apply to our personal life.
In essence it is a study of how we have created the situation we are in now and subsequently look at what we would like to create in our upcoming years and lifetimes.
The reason your lungs remain inflated when they are full is because air molecules push each other apart with the energy that is the fundamental force of this chakra.
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 Karma Yoga
You are not doing Karma Yoga to please certain people but you are doing it for the good of the whole creation.
The yoga term in India or in the scriptures is used for meditation.
Karma Yoga is one of the ways to remove the pain caused by attachment and expectation.
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