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Introduction to Yoga
The practice of Yoga was started during the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. It was first mentioned in Rig Veda, a collection of texts that consisted of rituals, mantras, and songs which was mainly used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests.The spiritual sense of the word yoga first arises in Epic Sanskrit, in the second half of the 1st millennium BCE, and is associated with the philosophical system presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with the chief aim of "uniting" the human spirit with the Divine spirit.
Is Yoga a Religion?
Although yoga is not a religion in itself, it is connected to religion, and stems historically from Hinduism, but also to Jainism and Buddhism. Both Buddhists and Hindus chant the sacred mantra 'Om' during their meditation. 'Om' is said to echo the sound of harmony in the universe.
How is Yoga Related to Spirituality?
Yoga is deeply rooted in spirituality and many of the postures have deeper objectives that go beyond simple stretching and strengthening of muscles. ... The spiritual aspect of yoga can help yogis develop integration of the inner being as well as oneness with the Supreme Consciousness.
What are the 5 Elements of Yoga?
Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Knowledge of the five elements allows the yogi to understand the laws of nature and to use yoga to attain greater health, power, knowledge, wisdom and happiness.
What is the Literal Meaning of Yoga?
The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. ... Thus the aim of Yoga is Self-realization, to overcome all kinds of sufferings leading to 'the state of liberation' (Moksha) or 'freedom' (Kaivalya).
What Made Yoga Popular?
Modern yoga began spreading its roots from America and Europe to the rest of the world. And it was three individuals—Indra Devi, BKS Iyengar and Bikram Choudhury—who popularised yoga in America. Russian-born Devi was perhaps the first to give yoga a foothold in American popular culture.
What are the Benefits of Yoga?
Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility.Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength. Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle.
Professional Yoga Now in Sandton
Yoga Katya now offers you a professional service level in authentic yoga practices, learnings and interventions such as Asanas, Concentration Techniques, Breathing Practices, Meditation, Nada Yoga, Mantras and Relaxation.
Yoga training is offered at once a week at a cost of R 150 per week. Yoga packages range from 3 months to 12 months and include Surya Namaskar; Beginners Yoga, Intermediate Yoga; Meditation; Tatwas and Kiddies Yoga.