Yogic practises for health and wellness

Sports-Yoga India Rajasthan RAS Mains GS Paper 3 (1)

In last few decades, the word “Yoga” has been used to refer to practise of performing physical postures or Asanas, with the goal of physical fitness. However in actuality, Yoga is a complete system, of which the postures are a small, though quite useful part. “The Father of Yoga”, Maharishi Patanjali compiled and refined various aspects of Yoga systematically in his “Yoga Sutras” (aphorisms). He advocated the eight folds path of Yoga, popularly Continue Reading

Fundamental Types of Yoga

Sports-Yoga India Rajasthan RAS Mains GS Paper 3 (1)

Yoga works on the level of one’s body, mind, emotion and energy. This has given rise to four broad classifications or paths of Yoga. Four Paths of Yoga There are four traditional schools of Yoga, and these are: Jnana Yoga Jnana Yoga is the path of knowledge, wisdom, introspection and contemplation. It involves deep exploration of the nature our being by systematically exploring and setting aside false identities. Bhakti Yoga Continue Reading

Yoga Introduction

Sports-Yoga India Rajasthan RAS Mains GS Paper 3 (1)

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means “to attach, join, harness, yoke”, and signifies union of the individual and universal conscious. History of Yoga Yoga is widely considered as an “immortal cultural outcome” of the Indus Saraswati Valley Civilisation – dating back to approximately 2700 BC. A number of seals and fossil remains of Indus Saraswati Valley Civilisation with Yogic motifs and figures performing Yoga sādhana suggest Continue Reading