can be studied by use of the tool of metaphor, but, discrimination is necessary. In discussing the metaphor of a great tree in the representation of a philosophy and theory of yoga it will here not be used in the traditional manner, as it would in a discussion of schools of yoga. HE EIGHT ASPECTS OF YOGA
It will here be used in such a way as to display the structure of Yoga as an algorhythmie*, and as a manual of the dynamic for the traverse of the outer and inner.
THE TREE OF LIFE
EIGHT ASPECTS OF YOGA
– BASED ON THE –
– AN HEURISTIC, RECURSIVE METAPHOR OF THE YOGA DARŠANA –
‘Hariolation’ ~ Speculative guesswork rooted in plausibilities.
THE PHILOSOPHY AND VISION OF YOGA
In this, a prototype of the Tree of Life metaphor?
Categories and sub-categories, the Eight Aspects of Yoga: sourced by Patanjali, here rephrased.
A Theistically neutral approach
Rest & Activity
Focusing Dhâranâ Dhâranâ Focusing
Withdrawal of the senses inwards
Seal of Mohenjo-daro
Material: Tan steatite
Islamabad Museum NMP 50.296
The Body Âsana
Âsana / Posture Posture
massage, balance stretch, bend,
twist, roll, turn, etc.
Niyama,The TheLaws Laws of Life Morals, Life
Prânâyâma The Breathing
Mohenjo-daro DK 12050
he categories of Yoga (and the subcategories implied therein) presented in the schemata of the metaphor of “The Tree of Life” and in the traditional listings all refer to the process of Yoga as such and are not to be ideologically transferred to any other domain, their qualities will rather become infused into our life and into our living depending on what application gives and what circumstance brings.
The Breath Prânâyâma
Dimensions: 2.65 x 2.7 cm Thickness: 0.83 to 0.86 cm
Pratyâhâra Retracting of the Senses
Stamp seal with a seated male figure Ca. 2000–1900 B.C. Harappan. Indus Valley
f. ex. padma âsana
and others as the cobra
orendurance hala asana
orstimularatory sun greeting, etc.
îshvarapranidhâna surrender the Lord sense oftowonder
Yama, The Rules Ethics, Rulesfor forLiving Living satya ahimsa truthfulness non-violence
brahmacharya restraint chastity
Prakriti Samâdhi Nirbîja Samâdhi Samâdhi without object
The Deep Samâdhi Samâdhi, Restful Alerness
Manifest Yoga Cat
I mean business!
Morph of ‘Ladder’ metaphor into ‘Tree’.
Dynamic Bliss •
Sat, Chit, Ananda
Sat, Chit, AnandaBliss Existence, Intelligence,
Existence, Intelligence, Bliss
Transcendent Transcendent Virtual Self-Referential Field
Virtual Self-referential Field
Beyond any concept of the beyond!
An Hariolation on the Interconnectivities of the Eight Aspects of Yoga focused on the Grounds of Knowledge conducive to effortless subjective and objective experience
– 18 April 2013 (Updated 4 July 2015)
understanding of The Deep.
Tools for Thinking
Yoga creates well-being. AAAP: 58, Issuu, 4:3
2 2 2
A ladder / stair
A Grand Piano / Table
A Tree of Life
* Algorhythmy ~ The dynamic of yogic process as one mentally and physically proceeds from activity unto deep rest, back an’ forth, back an’ forth; an effortless spiralling into The Deep according to the mechanism of yoga. Line drawings: India ink on paper – Magnus Malmsten; Sun / Moon logo and Pikeboros – Nina Aidas; Conceptualizations: ‘The Tree of Life’, ‘Paradigm’, and ‘Tools for Thinking’ – Juri Aidas (‘Albatross’ of the Cyber)