It is ironic that Yoga, known for its ability to integrate, is now so fragmented!
Thus the question naturally arises - what kind of Yoga is this?
Deep Yoga is a good description to emphasize the totality of what is being presented, although to reclaim it from the dumbed down use of the word, we simply say “Yoga” also.
It’s all Mind over Matter.
Once we know, psychologically, the totality of our Mind, then ‘psychological’ embraces even the ‘psychic’ as inexplicable (to others) phenomena surface, beyond rational Thought.
Science of Consciousness
Thought: the root of human existence starts from the nature of Thought, as Thought is what impels all action, however mostly it is Conditioned Thought which thus causes Fragmentation, hence Yoga helps to integrate these Fragments of our self.
Psychic Viruses: Conditioned Thought is vividly manifested as Psychic Viruses that infect our Mind, hence Yoga is about deprogramming ourselves of accumulated baggage that conditions the Self , thereby reclaiming the Stories of our Life.
the Self: at the end of it all, it is the mythical Self that we understand, and make whole again.
Deep Yoga is thus a thorough exploration of the Grand Unified Theory of the Mind, for total & complete Self-Realization.
Popular Yoga is but 6.25%
By now it should be obvious that Yoga refers to something much, much more than Popular Yoga.
Most Yoga practitioners have taken to a limited subset of Hatha Yoga:
Alignment of physical Āsana postures
Integration of Prānayama Breathing techniques
Creating and maybe teaching some personalized practice
This package of popular Yoga has been channeled through fitness studios in America, and it barely represents 6.25% of Yoga.
1/8 of the Eight-fold Ashtanga-Yoga = 12.5%
1/2 of even the physical Hatha-Yoga = 6.25%
That is 93.75% of Yoga is missing in action!
The objective of the above set of techniques is to create a flexible, fit body, and equally important, a finely tuned nervous system highly sensitized to the Prāna that flows through the whole system.
Some individuals are already “free flowing”, and there could be other techniques outside of the classic systems of Yoga to do this also, so we are not mandating Hatha Yoga as a prerequisite.
But there are many other aspects of Deep Yoga which are very unique to its character.
Yoga Studios to Yoga Studies
Originally, Yoga was taught and performed as a matter of daily life, in homes and residential Gurukuls, so that students in their impressionable primary years of life could naturally integrate these practices in order to sustain their entire life journey.
But in today’s industrialized educational system, by the time we embrace Yoga, most of us have hit a much later stage in life, when we are depleted of Prāna, and unable to utilize Yoga for building a vibrant life.
At this stage the only choice left is to surrender to a Guru, and this kind of surrender becomes more akin to resignation!
Gurus at this stage can just about help us to tie up loose ends before we do the final exit, which is why common Yoga is commonly seen only as a means of stress reduction for adults, and Deep Yoga is seen as a tool meant for recluses.
Deep Yoga starts with Dharma
This headline is a tautology, because it is not just Deep Yoga, but literally any sustainable endeavor or practice needs to understand Dharma first and foremost.