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i had a voluntary break after 2 months of practice.
However depressing it was, I am suddenly encountering ear pain in
right ear.

Does voluntary break become even riskier as practice continues ?

Everything seems to be going smoothly until out of unsuspecting turn of events break occurs.

Since breaks during initial period cant be ruled out, how to safeguard against mental,physical,psychic changes that could occur
further to break?

On the positive side, such events only strengthen the belief that
this is only path to follow if one wishes even slightest welfare ....

1. The break may not be directly responsible for the ear problem which could be due to some other cause. Sometimes, the sudden loss of Prana (vital energy) that accompanies a break causes different sorts of reactions in different people.

2. The risk of a break becomes strong when there is a voluntary or involuntary relaxation of efforts. If the efforts are correct, the possibilities reduce.

3. Honest and consistent efforts at a life of Yoga  with devotion to God reduce the chances of breaks. When efforts are sincere, the possibilities diminish. Once a voluntary break occurs, there is no other way out but to face the consequences.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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