Description Five Stages of VihangamyogaIn the first lesson of the Vihangam Yoga, a practitioner tries to catch hold of the mind and turn it within. He knows the point where it is situated and is acting in the external direction. Firstly it is necessary to understand and the mind, its functions and its propelling force. The conscious power of the soul is termed, in Yogic language, as the Kasha or Surati. When the conscious Atman(soul) joins the mind through its consciousness and the mind the sense organs and the external objects through them, Atman(soul) gets the knowledge of the outside world. Thus the various activities performed by the organs when the consciousness flows towards the physical plane through the mind. This mind is seated before the eyes when we are awake. It is therefore that during wakeful state whatever objects appear before the view of the eyes, the mind starts thinking about them. During dreaming state this mind sits in a 'Nadi' named 'Hita' in the throat and when the state of deep sleep prevails it takes refuge in the heart centre. The practitioner has therefore to restrain the mind from its external sway by fixing his consciousness on the tip of his nose. Here it must be clearly understood that it is not desirable to express explicitly the practices of the different levels of this Yoga as it is given in person to deserving seekers by the Sadguru. If one takes to the various practices by reading a book, the consciousness may get stuck at some undesirable points thereby damaging our physical system. Hence the various scriptures forewarn the seekers to take to the practice of Yoga only under the guidance of a perfect master. But just for a conceptual understanding the points of concentration are being mentioned to readers so that they may seek for a true and Guru and practice it under his command and guidance.