The beginnings of yogic philosophy were in the early Vedic civilization. It was a very advanced civilization inhabited by regions known in India and Pakistan. Their Sanskrit scriptures, called the "Vedas", were closely linked to the Hindu religion and rose boldly to the texts on which the yoga philosophy of the modern age is based.
Although there are records written about Yogic philosophy, many traditions have been given by mouth to mouths from teachers to students for thousands of years. Hatha yoga – the style from which modern practices arise – is based largely on Patanjali Yoga Sutras, which explains the eight limbs of today's recognized yoga. The Vedic Sages began the first step, and for many years they practiced all of them before reaching the eighth peak: self-realization.
first Yama – Social Behavior
2. Niyama – Individual Behavior
3. Asana – physical poses
4. Pranayama – Breathing Techniques
5. Pratyahara – Take the Senses
6. Dharana concentration
7. Dhyana Meditation
8. Samadhi – the ultimate state of super consciousness or enlightenment
Patanjali also listed nine obstacles to practicing yoga that are equally important in the 21st century.
• lack of mental effort
• lack of persistence
• excessive dismissal
misunderstanding or false knowledge
19659002] In the 1800s Swami Vivekananda taught Patanjali's principles as Raja Yoga. While the Patanjali Sutras were the main scripts for yoga development, other texts were also important:
• Upanishads – metaphysical concepts that lead to the ultimate truth of reincarnation and karma
• Bhagavad Gita – the philosophy of yoga Hindu epic poem is the blessed
• Hatha Yoga Pradipika – dissertation on Hatha and Raja Yoga's unification
Yoga poses from Hatha Yoga Prehistoric times in India (19659002) • Gorraksha Paddhati – Description of Power Centers and Explanation of "OM" Chanting the public did not practice extensive practice until the early 20th century. In 1946, Paramahansa Yogananda introduced Yoga's Kriya style in her book, "Yogi Legal Curriculum Vitae". In 1948, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga was introduced, and this became the system from which the sixth yoga systems in the United States were patterned in the 1960s. Although the philosophy of authentic yoga is about lifestyle, yoga is often used to describe the practice of posture only for practicing and improving health. To take advantage of the real benefits of practice, practitioners must find a class that includes the original teachings of ancient Vedic texts – with asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
Let's be honest with ourselves. Most professionals are too busy to participate in traditional yoga teacher training. The level of long internships and commitment as an official student in a particular line to a Guru, is a thing of the past. Have you been 10 years old to leave your family and live in a monastery or ashram? Can you leave your job?
For these reasons, yoga will continue to grow with online education and internet networks. Among Yoga teachers and practitioners we study the Yoga Sutra, the Vedas and the writings of the past. So we can pass the flashlight to the next generations of teachers who will certainly be more advanced in their ability to absorb the rights of the past.
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