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No One knows exactly how old yoga is. It originated. It had been passed down orally and has gone through much evolution. The earliest reference to alcoholism has been found when archeological excavations were made in the Indus valley - an powerful and influential civilization in the classic period. This culture had sewer systems, baths as early as 2,600 BC and developed around the river and the Indus river in India.

While religions continue It goes to all of us to want to create yoga their creation. It has several aspects which is seen from the Hindu and Buddhist religion, but the fundamental principals are universal and based on"the eight limbs of yoga", which are available in all religions.

The History of Yoga is described as four phases:

Vedic Post Classical Period, Pre-Classical Period, Classical Period, Period and the Modern Period

History of Yoga

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

The Vedic Period

The next Reference to yoga is located in the Rig Veda, the sacred text in the world. The Vedas, dating back to 1200 BC and 1500, are a collection of hymns, mantras and brahmanical rituals which praised a being. Yoga is referred to in the publication as subject or yoking with no mention of a clinic or a method to achieve this discipline. The Atharva Veda also mentions yoga to restraining the breath using a reference.

Pre-Classical Period

The Introduction of the Upanishads, The word Upanishad means to sit implies that the only way a student could learn the truths in the texts was sitting near to a guru.

The Maitrayaniya Upanishad summarized a six-fold path to liberation. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra was to mirror these paths with increased elucidation and a couple of additions.

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

It was in the time of the Upanishads the idea of Ritual sacrifice was internalized and became the idea of sacrifice of the self through action self-knowledge and wisdom. This remains an significant part the philosophy of yoga now. Today Much like the Vedas, the Upanishads contained no matter what we would term as yoga asana practice. The most important and probably first presentation of yoga arrived in the next period.

Classical Period

Written some Time Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, in the second century produced a landmark in the history of yoga, specifying what's currently called the first period. This set of 195 sutras (aphorisms) is considered to be the first systematic presentation of yoga, and Patanjali is revered as the father of yoga.

Patanjali defined yoga's path (ashtanga yoga), which explained a practical treatise on living and laid out a path for attaining stability of the mind, soul and body. Strict adherence to that would lead one. Although yoga no longer sees the necessity to learn the eight limbs in series, the sutras nevertheless serve as a guideline for living in the world.

Post-Classical Period

It Was in this period that the belief of this human body as a temple had been revived and a clinic to rejuvenate the human body and to prolong life was designed by yogis. It was no more necessary to escape reality; instead the focus was living in the moment and about the correct path. The exploration of the halves and the spiritual and the need to harmonize body, the mind and spirit led to the production of Tantra yoga, to Hatha yoga in the ninth or tenth century, and to cleanse the entire body and mind.

Contemporary Stage

Yoga in its current avatar owes a lot To learned gurus who traveled west to spread the benefits of yoga, or researched and generated distinct schools of yoga. In 1893 Swami Vivekanada talked about Raja yoga and addressed the Parliament of World Religions at Chicago. Swami Sivanada wrote a few books 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.

Modern day yoga's epicenter , as practiced in the west, began Mysore India, with Krishnamacharya in 1931.

T The Hatha yoga school opened . Three of Krishnamacharya's most famous students were-Pattabhi Jois, who developed the college of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, Indra Devi who introduced yoga to Hollywood, also B.K.S. yoga-world , who created Iyengar yoga known for its focus on body alignment and because of its use of props.

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

Yoga in the Usa has been Focused on the practice's Asana facet, but a yogi understands There is more to the experience. I advise students You and styles will find one which provides you the maximum enrichment.

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