Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 42,034 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Yoga Is Not An Exercise. - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Body, senses, mind, intellect
And the essence of the beings
Rise from the Supreme consciousness.

Consciousness is in the body,
Organs, tissues, cells and nucleus.
It is in the whole universe.

Yoga is the conjoining
Of the micro consciousness
With macro consciousness.

Satya, Ahimsa, Asteya,
Aparigraha and Brahmacharya
Are fivefold observance of Yama.

Shauch, Santosha, Swadhyaya
Tapas, and Ishwara pranidhana
Are fivefold observance of Niyama.

Yama and Niyama are two sets
To be practiced diligently
To reap the benefit of Yoga.

Else, Yoga is an exercise.

(Satya = The truth, Ahimsa = Nonviolence, Asteya = Non-stealing,
Aparigraha = Non-hoarding,
Brahmacharya = Celebacy

Shauch = Cleanliness,
Santosha = contentment,
Swadhyaya = Selflessness, Tapas = Austerity,
Ishwara pranidhana = Surrender to Supreme)

Topic(s) of this poem: yoga

Comments about Yoga Is Not An Exercise. by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (7/5/2017 9:57:00 AM)

    A Beautiful write giving description of yoga. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 3, 2017

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