India is famous worldwide as origin of Yoga. Each year more than 8,000 yoga students come to study Yoga in India. Though the date of origin is unknown the roots of yoga date back to more than 5000 years in India. Yoga has been related to many philosophies and religions like vedic, vedantic, budhhism, jainism etc. Each explaining different but similar paths of yoga. Yoga is an important part of some philosophies as the purpose of yoga is to master the five senses and control the mind.
History of Yoga in India
Hindus believe that the knowledge...
According to ancient texts and vedas, there are Eight limbs of Yoga also called Ashtanga Yoga. But these eight limbs or eight parts of practice of Yoga are little difficult to understand and follow in today’s modern lifestyle. Swami Sivananda saw this challenge and summarized these eight limbs of yoga into easy practice of Five principles of yoga, which are:
Right Exercise: (Yoga asana), According to Swami Sivananda right exercise is only which helps he body to grow, heal and strengthen internally.
Right Breathing: (Prananyama,...
Chhahaddhala is a well known treatise composed by Pandit Daulataram ji. This text is small but very important. Every canto of this book is capable of saving us from Mundane sufferings like a protective device. The first canto describes as to how souls continue to suffer in different life forms, i.e. celestial beings, human beings, sub human beings, and helizens, due to ignorance from very beginning. The mundane souls think that these different life forms are the cause of sufferings or some almighty god decides mundane pains and pleasures...