By Krishan Bakhru
If you are not familiar with the art of yoga, there are many different forms of yoga that can be practiced. Karma yoga is the one type of yoga that brings together the physical and the spiritual worlds together.
Other types of yoga focus on one or the other. With karma yoga, if practiced properly, you can experience both. The basis of karma yoga was founded from ancient Hindu religions and philosophy. From this basis, karma yoga has evolved with every passing century into a meditative state that can be achieved by no other form of yoga. Karma yoga combines the two main philosophies of the world. This means that it combines the theory of Western philosophy, that life should be lived with pleasure with the Eastern philosophy that life should be lived for knowledge. With karma yoga, both of these theories are combined in the act of karma. By learning karma, you are learning the knowledge of the world and living in complete and pure happiness.
In order to progress with your karma growth, it solely depends on the way you live your life. If you live your life for wealth and material possessions then you are acquiring bad karma. If you live your life for pure happiness and love then you have good karma on your side. If you do not work on yourself and the life that you are living then karma yoga cannot help you. The type of person that you already are, reflects the results that you will see by participating in karma yoga.
By practicing this form of yoga you will find yourself learning more and more about life as you continue to work at your goals. Karma yoga can guide you in the right direction towards selflessness as well as towards the right actions you should take in life. Karma yoga can only guide you in the right direction, you yourself have to take the next step and follow the guidance that you have been given.
Karma means “to do”. This means by practicing the act of karma yoga, you are learning how to live your life in the form of good karma. You want to ensure that you are living a life of happiness and freedom. You do not want to be a slave to your ego for your entire life. This form of yoga, combines itself with self meditation as well. By using both of these holistic forms of treatment, you are well on your way to good karma and a turn around in your life. Karma yoga is about action, controlling your actions and ego to use them for good. You need to monitor your selfish desires and life your life for pure happiness and for yourself. Living for others and what others expect of you is the way to bad karma and an unhappy life. You need to live for yourself, by doing what other people expect of you or want you to do, you are not happy. Many people in the world convince themselves that they are happy, when they are not. Karma yoga can cure you of this inner unhappiness.
Karma yoga is something that you must work at everyday to achieve the results that you are so desperately searching for. Karma yoga includes great forms of meditation and physical exercises. By combining these two forms of holistic healing, you are on your way to good karma and learning the true ways of the world. You already know what life is meant to be lived for, it has always been in your sub-conscious. Karma yoga helps bring this knowledge to the surface and helps you see the way your life should be led. This means living your life for happiness and selflessness. Karma yoga can be done by anyone you will see this immediately!