Yoga a Hindu Thought in Practice

Most Hindu texts discuss yoga as a practice to control the senses and ultimately, the mind. The most famous of which is the Bhagavad Gita (dating back to 6th-3rd Century BCE), where Krishna speaks of four types of yoga - bhakti, or devotion; jnana, or knowledge; karma, or action; and dhyana, or concentration (often referred to as raja yoga) - as paths to achieve moksha, the ultimate goal for Hindus. Of the four, the description of dhyana yoga has the most in common with yoga as it is largely understood today. To truly be a yoga practitioner, follow a life style with non-violence, truthfulness, ethical conduct,contentment,self study, and divinity. Having the mind actively focused upon a sin

History of Yoga

The art of Yoga started around 3000 BC old (3rd Millennium BC), because of various seals depicting of Yoga postures were discovered at various excavations of Indus Valley Civilization. The knowledge of Yoga was passed from one generation to another. Yoga history formally began with “The Yoga sutras of Patanjali“ written by Patanjali also known as “Father of Yoga”. This set of 196 sutras or aphorisms is an important collection on Yoga practice.


Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. Composed of two Sanskrit words, "Ayu" or life, and "Veda" or knowledge, Ayurveda is regarded as "The Science of Life" and the practice involves the care of physical, mental and spiritual health of human beings. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. Ayurveda believes every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces

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