Yoga is a systamatic combination of different physical and mental exersises done with the purpose of freeing the soul from everithing that is material.its final goal is salvation.yogas are highest of all the religous ovservances.yoga of janism has been particularly developed in accordance with jains’meta
physicalattitude in connection with the doctrine of three processes which promote salvation of the conditions of soul and the GUNA Sthanaka. There are two types of yogas:
1)One having a worldly goal, connected with passions and binding of the karmas.
2)Another having salvation as a goal, cessation of all instincts and destruction of all karmas.
The second one is true yoga; and it consists of introspection. reflection meditation equanimity and all that stop the inflow of karmas.
1.Self restraints (yama);it does not harm the other beings, truthfulness, abstention from stealing ,chastity, abstention from taking presents.
2.control (niyam):Purity ,contentment ,asceticism ,study, and devotion to the master .
3.postures(Ananas):including Kayotsargas and Mudras.
4.Regulations of breath :Pranayams
5.Pratuahara:With drawl of sensory organs from the objects
6.concontration:fixing of linking on a definite point (Dhayan)
Each of these parts finds its complete development in one of the 8 stages of seeing (drashti)which represents a gradual development of knowledge beyond indifferent dim seeing (Ogha Darashti)
The seed of the yoga is sown on the longest stage “Mitro” by practicing discipline , the enlightenment here is negligible . Complete control is got in the second seeing Tara .
The knowledge here resembles that of fire arisen by burning cow-dung . Enlightenment is compared with the fire of wood pieces in third stage Bala, which is characterized by perfect experience in the right style of sitting .
In the four the Dipra characterized by complete regulation of breath , the knowledge correspondents to the shining of a torch . A person practicing Yoga may fall down from these first four ‘seeings‘ because the soul may not be that much detached.
In next four stages , enlightenment grows without interruption. There is complete withdrawal of organs. The firth stage is ‘Sthira‘ , where the light is like those of precious stone ; the sixth is ‘kanta‘ where light is shining of a star; the seventh is ‘Prabha‘ where the light is like that of dazzling of sun ,in the eighth which is called para it is the viewing wandering and energy of the soul are concealed and complete knowledge is achieved and salvation assured . Yogi can clarify his mind as well as can achieve transcendent capability.