We have all heard of yoga types that keep our bodies toned and our minds alert. But is there a yoga type that keeps us in a state of permanent bliss? Bhakti yoga may give you that internal peace you have always been looking for. Internal peace is something that has always been one of the most important things for yogis (and other people) to focus on and it has been eluding most since times immemorial. When the world is getting crowded by the day, finding inner peace looks nothing short of impossible. However, it is attainable, with the help of Bhakti yoga. Here are a few things to look forward to in the practice of Bhakti yoga.
Bhakti is a Sanskrit term which refers to devotion to a personal God, devotion so strong and unwavering that it transforms into the most powerful and enriching feeling we have all heard of, love. So, in Bhakti yoga, it is natural for the Bhakta, or devotee, to have pure spiritual devotion and love for his personal God. In the practice of Bhakti yoga, the practitioner learns to love God unconditionally making himself the lover of God and God his beloved. When there develops this divine relationship between the Bhakta and his beloved God, the relationship holds the most value for the Bhakta. He puts it above all else; food, sleep, attachments, responsibilities.
In Bhakti yoga, mediation is the prime concern for the practitioners where they visualize the presence of God near them. This spurs thought and feelings in the practitioner about God being really close and then begins the outpouring of devotion in the form of love and adoration for God. There is nothing to expect and nothing to lose, just a divine feeling of being at one, with their personal God, where the deepest thoughts and concerns of the practitioners are shared with God. This is when the Bhakta enters the super conscious state of awareness known as mood or Bhava.
Though nothing is expected in return for the practitioner’s Bhakti, in essence, the practitioner gains a great deal. Feelings of jealousy, anger, hatred, lust, egoism, pride and arrogance disappear, and are replaced by joy, divine ecstasy, bliss, inner peace and knowledge. All your cares, anxieties and fears are removed thus letting you live your life with emotional fulfillment. How does becoming eternally happy sound to you?
Bhakti yoga is the perfect yoga type for those seeking for emotional fulfillment and bliss. If you think this yoga is for you, don’t wait any longer. Take your shortest route to God and find that inner peace you have always been looking forwith Bhakti yoga.