Those who start with asanas and go on for a long period
automatically perceive some changes in their lifestyle.
Some give up meat and alcohol gradually as their bodies
reject these; others become more simple in their habits.
The next step is niyam.
Again, this step has five parts: purification,
acceptance, self-analysis, penance and offering one’s
actions to existence.
Only then does Patanjali allows one to perform
If you breathe heavily during any asana, it is not
So, by correctly performing these asanas, one naturally
enters pranayam or breath control.
These are followed by pratyahar or giving up everything
that stimulates the senses; leading to dhyan or
meditation and finally, samadhi, or realising the
Patanjali created the foundation for yoga in another
age and another time when life was simple and pure.
For today’s world, Osho has created his unique techniques
for the 21st century man that leads to the sixth step
These techniques are based on first cleansing the body
and the mind of the impurities that have accumulated with
catharsis or release.
Instead of the techniques of yoga asanas, Osho’s
insights on the underlying philosophy and scientific tenets
of the sage Patanjali are presented from his book
Alpha and Omega.
Osho points out that yoga is the foundation for
Taste this aperitif and then go for the banquet.
Says Osho, "Kundalini yoga is concerned with life energy
and its inward flow.
"It is concerned with techniques to bring the body and
mind to a point where transcendence is possible. Then,
everything is changed.
"The body is different; the mind is different; the living