SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF YOGA
At a time when people found themselves disconnected from their true selves, the
soul, the search for and reconnection began. Like the flames of two candles, when
bringing them close to one another they will attract each other, merge, and
become one flame. They have this tendency to come together and their direction
is always upwards. Even if you hold a candle down, the flame will always go up.
Similar is the tendency of the spirit, the soul. It has the desire to unite. Spirit and
matter cannot unite, but spirit and spirit can.
The word yoga literally means union, the union or reconnection of the individual soul with the universal soul, the
over-soul. Yoga provides methods to do so. And they were developed by
meditating people many years ago, in their search for a union. Focusing and
meditating on the soul level is a spiritual undertaking. The spiritual aspect of yoga
is about finding union with the source of All.