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1. A guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga, the Hindu way of performance and healing method in disciplining body and mind, originated by its greatest "forever living" teachers. 2. Number of Illustrations are included throughout the presentation. 3. Hindu thought is the most documented source for any new thought. 4. Yoga is integral to EAST, in its traverse of five thousand years, has accumulated many as Beliefs and Practices. This presentation emphasize on consolidation of Yogic knowledge by cross correlating with theory of Hindu Sastra(Science) and Modern Science. 5. More often, Hinduism is studded with Gods, Goddess and demons who are Symbolic in Nature, but real in Character. 6. Thus this PowerPoint attempts to explore and unearth the main Philosophy Of Yoga and its forms from various sources of paintings with theoretical and practical interpretation. 7. Using this symbolic information, an example of 'creating your own Yoga - Vijaya Simha Yoga' is given as reference. 8. One can further explore Yoga in daily life for social benefit. Main Index of Yoga Symbolism 1. Precursor on Presentation - 3 2. Knowledge, Wisdom and Maya - 4 3. Tantra, Kundalini, Yoga and 'goals' / 'problem spaces' - 8 4. Advanced Application of Yoga - 23 5. Chakras (Wheels) in Human and Prajna (Caliber) Yoga - 32 6. Yang – Yin forces of working systems - 42 7. Meta-physics of life existence - 47 8. Modern Science of Energy Harvesting by Species - 60 9. Cosmic model of Life Science - 72 10. Yoga and Health - 84 11. Examples of Hard Real World situations - 97 12. Additional Yoga Terminology - 107 13. Conclusion based on Hindu Sastra - 109 14. Post-cursor on Presentation - 155 15. References - 156 16. Pranamams to Maharshi Patanjali - 157

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  • 1.Evolve our own Yoga by knowing Yoga Symbolism and Dynamics of Life System by Yerramsetti Giridhar giridhary@rediffmail.com

2. Yoga Symbolism Main Index Slide NoLady in welcome gesture1. Precursor on Presentation - 3 2. Knowledge, Wisdom and Maya - 4 3. Tantra, Kundalini, Yoga and goals / problem spaces - 8 4. Advanced Application of Yoga - 23 5. Chakras (Wheels) in Human and Prajna (Caliber) Yoga - 32 6. Yang Yin forces of working systems -42 7. Meta-physics of life existence - 47 8. Modern Science of Energy Harvesting by Species - 60 9. Cosmic model of Life Science - 72 10. Yoga and Health - 84 11. Examples of Hard Real World situations - 97 12. Additional Yoga Terminology - 107 13. Conclusion based on Hindu Sastra - 109 14.Post-cursor on Presentation - 155 15.References - 156 16. Pranamams to Maharshi Patanjali - 1572/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 3. Precursor on Presentation 1. This presentation covers more of laukika (physical) aspects, and some alaukika (possibly attained from life experience) aspects for evolving our own Yoga. Main objectives are as follows: a:How to treat Meditation (Dhyanam) as flow fullness; not as stillness or emptiness.b:Peace, Harmony and Tranquility can not be achieved by static conditioning or stillness (by creating inactive like situation both mentally and bodily). Then, what is its dynamic condition? Symbolism: Representing things with Vibrant portrayal of Damayanti symbolizing Harmony by painter Raja Ravi Verma, 1908ADsymbols. A symbol is an object or idea representing something other than itself.3/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 4. Knowledge, Wisdom and Maya 2nd Sub Index - Slide No1. Hindu Sastra (Science) of Knowledge - 5 2. Hindu way of Knowledge Acquisition and Application - 63. Rational way of Knowledge Acquisition and current misuse - 7Lady in welcome gesture4/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 5. Hindu Sastra (Science) of Knowledge Human Knowledge (Jnana) has no unique form of existence. It can be preserved, altered or lost. Hindu Nyaya Sastra identified totality of Knowledge with following components called pramanas: Components of knowledge (pramana): 1.1.Goddess Saraswati as source of Knowledge, Art and Wisdom.2. Hindu Sastra was developed from life experience, to prove that there is Manifold (slide no:128) which is same for all living and nonliving substances.Perception by ordinary senses (laukika) and by attained experience (alaukika). 2. Inference (anumna), needs investigation to resolve. 3. Comparison (upamna) or analogy or equivalenting with known objects.4. Testimony (past records and witness).Therefore, Knowledge has life element (personalized perception may be lost with person) and time dependency (testimony/memory may be available or lost). Hence, one should, on his own perceive the dynamics of nature, all the time to regain the ever-changing nature of Universal. 5/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 6. Hindu way of Knowledge Acquisition and Application As stated by Hindu Philosophy: 1. Acquiring true knowledge (Divya Jnana) is always unrelenting painful journey in the myriad of fallacy manifestations called Maya (unclear barriers). 2. Therefore, one should not compromise or delimit himself in reaching divine goals (Ex: wisdom on social objectives, morals, serving the needy, etc).As Yama (under effect of Maya) doesn't know the life span of Markandeya, Lord Shiva protecting Markandeya from death.3. Humanity and environmental protection (Ahimsa) has to be absorbed in ever individual as an order. 6/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 7. Rational way of Knowledge Acquisition and current misuse By Rational Philosophy : 1. Uses well qualified Logics and definitions derived Stanford Diagram1. Action may be direct consequence of desires. 2. Such rationality may harm others and Environment as Himsa (violence) 3. Rationality may become irrational, without applying morals and values. 4. Take note that, Morals and Value Systems were evolved by religion system at the inception of human knowledge.from all doctrines , but its application is limited to machines and production plants, government, legal system and police, etc. 2. It has no contribution to any doctrine or to itself. 3. At times, the decisions and actions may be self serving rather then truth seeking. 4. It need not depend on morals and values, may yield to the pressures and forces, and neglect thedisadvantage groups and environmental protection. 5. It has cultivated a wild culture of donating organs, hiring of an human womb as a reproduction plant,and also, it is advocated as a possible commercial option between the poor and needy. 7/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 8. Tantra, Kundalini, Yoga and goals / problem spaces 3rd Sub Index - Slide No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.Lady in welcome gestureUnderstanding Tantra Shakti & Kundalini Shakti - 9 How to enhance effect of Kundalini by Tantra? - 10 The Tantra, when the objectivity is divine seeking - 11 Understanding Yoga as Harmonized Union - 12 Swatanta-Paratantra Union, Text and Diagram - 13 Yogic Procedure and Maharshi Patanjali - 15 Various goals / problem spaces that can be succeeded - 17 8. More about Meditation (Dhyanam) -18 9. Raja Yoga Dhyanam the Quantum of Solace (Samtrupti) - 19 11. Shakuntal story; Pratyahara, 5th step of yoga - 20 12. Dharana , 6th step of Yoga and Visualization - 21 13. Sunyata: by Acharya Nagarjuna, Andhra 250AD - 228/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 9. Understanding Tantra Shakti & Kundalini Shakti; These Shakties (Powers) are survival for all living Species including HumanTantra: Tantra (Aligned force) is process of generating different body forces, than aligning and conduiting to the destination point. The destination point may be the mind, body part or any peripheral end of the body, which includes the tools or any articles held. Tanta means creating useful bodily forces, Yoga is its procedure.Kundalini: Kundalini (relief) provides continues relieving power to suffered body, mind and psychic; it exists perennially from birth to death. The kundalini is the healing power or vitality, perennially workson the suffered body, mind and psychic. Suffering is experienced by physical or mental means or both, due to the influence of internal and external forces. Suffering also effects the psychic. 9/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 10. How to enhance effect of Kundalini by Tantra? Kundalini (vitality) always exist in the body,and its healing effects can be enhanced with proper exercises and yogic way. Tantra practice which is an integral part of yoga procedure, and it is meant to enhance kundalini effect against suffering. Tantra practice also means improvingefficiency and easiness in forming tough jobs. It is discussed as Prajna, (slide no: 17). Kundalini development is important for Graphical Depiction of Tantra as flexibilityshort period extreme performances or for long period continues performance which could be physical, mental or both.10/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 11. The Tantra, when the objectivity is divine seeking The Tantra is based on Samkhya Yoga, which is a Dvaita (dualistic) theory.Samkhya Yoga, says Purusha (Divine) and Prakriti (ever changing nature) are initiating the Jeeva (for living). But, due to desires, the individual is continued to be in bondage or attachment to the surroundings; which results in suffering to Jeeva. The divine goal is to overcome the bondage by attaining Moksha (Emancipation). Moksha means Jeeva is liberated to be with Divine. The process of liberating Jeeva is called Swatantra Paratantra Union, explained in slide no:13. Samkhya Yoga was narrated in Bhagavad Gita, by Sage Ved Vyasa (500BC).Sadhu performing Panch-agni Tapasya. A Hard way of attaining Moksha 11/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 12. Understanding Yoga as Harmonized Union 1. Yoga is process of harmonizing (Saman vaya) the body, mind and individual s self with external environment and then try to attain Universally Stable Knowledge (Vijnana)about ever changing Prakruti (Nature). The attained Vijnana need to be taught to others.2. The passing of Vijnana to the others is also possible with Swatantra-Paratantra Dancing hands of Apsaras; Harmony in complexityUnion, and explained in slide no:13.12/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 13. Swatantra - Paratantra Union 1. Tantra means Aligned force with unbroken continuity. 2. The state of Swatantra means being independent with knowledge of ever changing Prakruti (Nature). Knowing Prakruti means knowing Divine. 3. Acquisition of knowledge on ever changing Prakruti is possible with tantra practice, in which combined forces of body are aligned with mind, individual s self and then spreads into the external environment for understanding the Prakruti (nature). 4. The external environment has its own divergent (all angle, all direction), and conflicting forces. 5. The individual, the other contemporaries and the external environment are all part of ever changing Prakruti, which are very divergent and conflicting. 6. Paratantra means Aligning with external forces. 7. Swatantra Paratantra Union means the realized individual (or say realized Jeeva) can pass the knowledge and wisdom to other individuals (or say other Jeevas) perennially, for social benefit and Ahimsa (Environmental protection). 8. Swatantra Paratantra Union is the process of aligning himself with other Jeevas, and then drawing their attention to realize themselves perennially. 13/157, Yoga Symbolism by Yerramsetti Giridhar; giridhary@rediffmail.com 14. Swatantra-Paratantra Union, Diagrammatic Depiction 1. Us