Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga.
The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements. The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Hindu Upanishads. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE,but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in tantra.
Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.
Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma, and heart disease.The results of these studies have been mixed and inconclusive, with cancer studies suggesting none to unclear effectiveness, and others suggesting yoga may reduce risk factors and aid in a patient’s psychological healing process.On December 1, 2016, Yoga was listed as UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage.
Yoga Postures Step By Step..
Translation: The Sanskrit word surya means sun. Namaskar is the Hindi word for Namaste, from the root nam, to bow. Namaskar means salutation, salute, greeting or praise. Pronunciation: soor-yee-ah-Nahma-skar
S T E P ONE — Stand facing the direction of the sun with both feet touching. Bring the hands together, palmto-palm, at the heart.
S T E P T W O– Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backward, stretching arms above the head.
S T E P FOUR — Inhale and move the right leg back away from the body in a wide backward step. Keep the hands and feet firmly on the ground, with the left foot between the hands. Raise the head.
S T E P FIVE: — While exhaling, bring the left foot together with the right. Keep arms straight, raise the hips and align the head with the arms, forming an upward arch.
STEP SIX– Exhale and lower the body to the floor until the the feet, knees, hands, chest, and forehead are touching the ground.
STEP SEVEN– Inhale and slowly raise the head and bend backward as much as possible, bending the spine to the maximum
STEP EIGHT: While exhaling, bring the left foot together withthe right. Keep arms straight,raise the hips and align the head with the arms, forming an upwardarch.
Inhale and move the right leg back away from the body in a wide backward step. Keep the hands and feet firmly on the ground,with the left foot between the hands. Raise the head.
STEP TEN: -Exhale slowly bending forward, touching the earth with respect until the hands are in line with the feet, head touching knees.
STEP ELEVEN:-Inhale and raise the arms upward. Slowly bend backward, stretching arms above the head.
STEP TWELVE: Stand facing the direction of the sun with both feet touching. Bring the hands together, palm-to-palm, at the heart.
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