The word yoga is often translated as "union" or the method of discipline from the Sanskrit word "yuj" (to yoke or binding). A man called yogi, a practicing yogini, a woman.
The Postures. ...
Contemporary Western yoga approach is not based on a particular religion or belief, but Yoga is rooted in Hinduism and Brahmanism. Yoga was developed by seers or ascetics who live mainly in the southern part of India. The forecasters to observe nature and to live as close as they could to the Earth, studying the many aspects of nature, animals and themselves. By observing and imitating different posture and habits of animals they are able to develop the grace, strength and wisdom.
It was through this very disciplined life that the practice of yoga postures is developed. It is necessary to develop a series of postures to keep the body supple and able to last a long time silence as in meditation.
The Writing ....
Brahmanism dates back to contain the Scriptures called "Veda". The verses contained instructions and spells. It is in the oldest texts "Rg-Veda" of the Scriptures that Yoga is the first word appears, almost 5000 years ago. The fourth text called the "Atharva-Veda" contains mainly spells to magical and ritual healing health many are using medicinal plants. This text gives the average person with spells and spells-spells to use in their daily lives and this practice of "Vedic" can still be seen on the streets of India today.
The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient work on spiritual life described himself as a treatise on yoga, although using Yoga as a spiritual tool. It was from this literature is that Patanjali's "eight branches of yoga" is developed. Yoga Sutra is primarily concerned with developing the "nature of the mind" and I will explain more about this in the next section.
The Vastness Of The ....
The vratyas, a group of priests who worship the Rudra, fertility gods of wind will attempt to emulate the sound of the wind through their singing. They found that they could make their breath control sound through and through this practice breath control was formed "Pranayama". Pranayama is breath control in yoga practice.
The Road ....
Upanishad, which is the revelation of the ancient Hindu discipline developed two karma yoga, the path of action and jnana yoga, the path of knowledge. The road was developed to help students freed from suffering and finally get enlightenment.
The teachings of the Upanishads is different from that of the Vedas. Veda demand offerings to the gods of the external in order to have a rich, happy life. Upanishads through the practice of Karma yoga focuses on internal ego sacrifice to free from the affliction. Rather than plant and animal sacrifice (external) it places inner ego would be the basic philosophy, so yoga is known as the street leave worldliness.
Yoga shares some characteristics with Buddhism can be traced back through history. During the sixth century b.c., Buddhism also stressed the importance of meditation and the practice of physical postures. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was the first to really learn Yoga.
What Yoga Sutra and how Yoga Philosophy evolved?
Yoga Sutra is a compilation of 195 statement that basically provides a guide to live moral and ethic combines the science of yoga into it. India named a Sage Patanjali is believed to have put this over 2000 years ago and has been a foundation for the philosophy of classical yoga.
The sutra literally means "thread" and it is used to indicate a particular form of written and oral communication. Due to the rough style of sutra written in students should rely on a teacher to interpret the philosophy contained in each. Meaning in each sutra can be adapted to special needs students.
The Yoga Sutras are a a yoga system but there is no single description of postures or asanas in it! Patanjali developed a guide to living a life of truth. The essence of his teachings was "the yoga of eight" or "eight limbs of Patanjali". This is the advice to live a more Patanjali either through yoga.
Postures and breath control, two basic yoga practice that is described as the third and fourth limbs of Patanjali's eight branches in the path to self realization. The practice of yoga postures creating modern third this time. When you join a yoga class you may find that is all you need to suit your lifestyle.
Eight branches of yoga
1. The yamas (restrictions),
This is like the "Morals" You live your life: Your social behavior:
o non-violence (ahimsa)-not to hurt any living being
o the truth and truthfulness (satya)-To not lie
o Nonstealing (Asetya)-not to steal