Philosophy

History Yoga Unpanishads

History Of Yoga In The Upanishads

Yoga is one of the most ancient forms of mystic and human development practice which has originated in India. This practice had been found to be of great reverence in form of a holistic pattern of moral, mental and physical development. Ancient Hindu texts of Yoga called the HathaYogaPradipka, asserts that Lord Shiva as the …

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5 Most Controversial Topics in Yoga

1. THE GREAT VEGETARIAN DEBATE Some schools of yoga say you absolutely can NOT eat meat and call yourself a yoga student. That’s because one of the niyamas of yoga is ahimsa, or non-harming. And, well, you can’t eat meat without harming another living being. Of course, you can’t eat anything without harming something. Consider the harm you’re doing to …

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Indriya Pratyahara

Indriya-Pratyahara, or Control of the Senses

Indriya-pratyahara, or control of the senses, is the most important form of pratyahara, although this is not something that we like to hear in our mass media-oriented culture. Most of us suffer from sensory overload, the result of constant bombardment from television, radio, computers, newspapers, magazines, books—you name it. Our commercial society functions by stimulating …

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