Yoga VS Pilates; which is best for the spiritual seeker of Truth, Salvation, and Enlightenment?
Pilates and the various Hatha Yoga styles are both physical, can be done by men and women, and contain various exercises and routines.
Hatha Yoga and Pilates both offer full body workouts, capable of burning calories and shedding weight. Both emphasize the use of mental and physical control.
help in striking a balance between strength and flexibility, and
provide strenuous symmetrical workouts for all muscle groups.
The big difference when comparing just the physical challenges and benefits they provide is the Pilates machine which ads resistance to the workouts.
This machine can help increase muscle tone and strength more so than exercises done alone could.
For purely physical purposes, both styles are beneficial and can both be integrated into daily workouts. The two styles can complement each other quite nicely.
For the spiritual seeker of Truth, Salvation and Enlightenment however Yoga is by far the more beneficial path.
Hatha, the physical side of Yoga is just a small part in the overall union of Yoga. Yoga’s true purpose is to advance people on their spiritual path.
Through the other branches of yoga, students realize that they are not the body or the mind, but the pure conscious awareness beyond them.
Those ready to awaken, or already on the path towards spiritual awakening, begin to greatly desire the true knowledge of whether or not there is a purpose to life, and if there is life after death.
Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Karma Yoga teach ancient truths that are beyond intellectual comprehension and must be realized intuitively within ones soul.
All spiritual seekers should begin their quest by seeking out True Wisdom. We have entered the Information Age.Seek and you shall find.
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