Karma yoga teaches that all life on earth is in constant motion and development. There is not a single living organism that would exist statically. Also, a person, in his life, performs an infinite number of actions that generate energy impulses. Depending on the nature of the people’s actions, good or bad, they entail positive or negative karmic reactions. To improve your karma, you need to change the nature of your actions and their energy message.
What is karma?
Karma is a selfless action when the yogi performs his work, and its results are devoted to God, to the world, to something bigger then himself. By offering work to God, we move forward on the path of enlightenment.
Karma yoga helps to develop psychological and scientific knowledge of the yoga practice as a method of self-development in everyday life. Furthermore, specialists systematically make researches on the use of yoga in a psychosomatic therapy. Karma is studied in such spheres as physiotherapy, psychology, pedagogy, mental and physical health.
Many people believe that karma yoga is a set of meditation and asanas that will allow you to improve your mental and physical condition while sitting in a special position. This opinion is wrong and fundamentally does not coincide with the Vedas. No mantra can have a positive effect on karma, if after meditation a person continues a sinful life. Yoga does not encourage you to spend your whole life in exhausting physical work. It does not diminish the importance of mind influencing the karmic connections. It on the contrary considers that only the harmony of mind and body will help a person in realizing his nature and the Highest Destination.
Karma yoga teaches how to:
– Overcome our own psycho-physical limitations
– Improve pranayama (breathing control)
– Control thoughts and emotions
– Experience the integration of body, respiration, and mind.
It is a way to maintain mental and physical health in all stages of our life.