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The Background of Yoga - Where Can Yoga Come ?

No One knows how old yoga is. It originated as long as 10,000 to 5000 years back. had been passed down orally and has gone through evolution. The reference to Yoga was discovered when archeological excavations were made from the Indus valley - an amazing powerful and influential civilization in the period that was antique. This complex culture developed around the Sarasvati river that was long gone and the Indus river in northern India and'd sewer systems, baths as ancient as 2,600 BC.

While many religions continue It goes to all of us to want to create yoga their very own creation. It has many aspects that can be found in the Hindu and Buddhist faith, but the basic principals are worldwide and according to"the eight limbs of yoga", which are available in most religions.
The History of Yoga is defined as four phases:

Vedic Pre-Classical Period, Period, Classical Period, Post Classical Period and the Modern Stage
History of Yoga

Yoga Is said to be as old as civilization itself but that the oral transmission of this practice, has left gaps in its foundation. Earliest archeological evidence relating to yoga's presence is found excavated from the Indus valley, depicting a figure seated in a yoga pose. The rock seals place Yoga's existence around 3000 B.C.

The Vedic Period

The next Reference yoga is located in the Rig Veda, the sacred text on earth. Even the Vedas, dating back to 1200 BC and 1500, are a group of brahmanical rituals and hymns, mantras which praised a being that is greater. Meditation is known to in the publication as subject or yoking without any mention of a procedure or a practice to attain this subject. The Atharva Veda mentions yoga to controlling the breath using a reference.

Pre-Classical Period

The creation of the Upanishads, Between 800 to 500 BC, marks the period known as Pre-Classical Yoga. The word Upanishad implies that the only way a student could learn the truths was by sitting near and means to sit near.

The Maitrayaniya Upanishad outlined a six-fold path to liberation. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra was later to mirror these avenues with greater elucidation and a few additions.

Two yoga disciplines Gained prominence at this time: karma yoga (path of ritual or action ) and jnana yoga (path of knowledge or study of the scriptures). Both paths resulted in liberation or enlightenment. The Bhagavad-Gita, written around 500 BC afterwards added the bhakti yoga (the path of loyalty ) to this route.

It was in the time of the Upanishads that the idea of Ritual sacrifice became the idea of sacrifice of the ego through action self-knowledge and wisdom and was internalized. This remains an significant part the philosophy of yoga now. Much like the Vedas, the Upanishads comprised nothing of what we'd term as yoga asana practice. The first and probably most important presentation of yoga arrived in the next period.

Classical Period

Written some Time Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, in the second century created a milestone defining what's currently known as the Classical Period. This pair of 195 sutras (aphorisms) is considered to be the first systematic presentation of yoga, also Patanjali is revered as the father of yoga.

Patanjali defined yoga's route (ashtanga yoga), which described a practical treatise on living and laid a route for attaining harmony of the mind, soul and body. Strict adherence to that would lead you to enlightenment. But yoga sees the necessity, the sutras function as a principle for living in the world.

Post-Classical Period
It Was that the belief of the body as a temple was rekindled and a practice also to prolong life and to rejuvenate the human body was made by yogis. It was required to escape reality; instead the focus was alive in the moment and on the right path. The quest of the spiritual and the halves and the need to harmonize the mind, body and spirit caused the creation of Tantra yoga, to cleanse the body and mind, and also to Hatha yoga in the tenth or ninth century.
Modern Stage

Yoga in its present avatar owes lots of To learned gurus who traveled west to disperse the benefits of yoga, or researched and generated schools of yoga. In 1893 Swami Vivekanada talked about Raja yoga and addressed the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago. Swami Sivanada wrote several books on philosophy and yoga and introduced the five principles of yoga. J.Krishnamurti, the prolific Indian philosopher, affected tens of thousands with his writings and teachings on Jnana yoga.

The defining epicenter of daytime yoga, as practiced in the west, started Mysore India, with Krishnamacharya in 1931.

T The first Hatha yoga school started .

Since Then, many yoga professionals have become pioneers, locating new fashions in keeping with the changing times and popularizing yoga. Today there are limitless styles of yoga, all based on components from the different paths of yoga (see: The Paths of Yoga).

Yoga in America has been Concentrated on this practice's Asana side, but a real yogi understands There is more to the encounter. I always advise students Styles and you will find one which gives the most to you enrichment.

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