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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

The Sanskrit noun yoga translates to (and is cognate with) English “yoke”. It is derived from the root yuj “to attach, join, harness, yoke”.

The spiritual sense of the word yoga first arises in Epic Sanskrit, in the second half of the 1st millennium BCE, and is associated with the philosophical system presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with the chief aim of “uniting” the human spirit with the Divine.

History of Yoga

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements. The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Hindu Upanishads and Buddhist Pāli Canon, probably of third century BCE or later. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE, but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in tantra.



Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity

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History of Yoga Asanas

The history of yogasanas as a physical, mental and spiritual culture goes back into the depths of time. It is mentioned in the oldest known literature of mankind, the Vedas, which are full of spiritual wisdom, composed by realized and enlightened rishis and sages of that time. It is believed …

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Gym Vs Yoga

Yoga Asanas have a deeper significance value in the development of the physical, mental and spiritual personality of a person.Pure exercises on the other hand have a physical effect on our muscles and bones only. Physical exercises in the gym are performed quickly, with a lot of heavy breathing and …

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Benefits of Chanting the Gayatri Mantra Daily

Benefits of Chanting the Gayatri Mantra on a Daily Basis Calms your mind: The chant of the gayatri-mantra starts with Om. The enunciation of this sound sends a vibration through your lips, tongue, palate, back of your throat and the skull, which is said to be extremely calming to the mind and helps in the release …

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