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									The Art of Yoga
History of Yoga The origins of Yoga date back to the oldest archaeological evidence found dating back approximately 3000 years before Christ, and seals are stone figures of yogic positions belonging to the civilizations of the Indus valley and Saraswati. The oldest Hindu scriptures are among the oldest in the world and making reference to Yoga. The Indian culture in general and the entire wealth of the religious-philosophical India has its origin in the Vedas, sacred texts that originally comes from Sanskrit. Is a collection of wisdom in the field of human knowledge at the physical, metaphysical and purely spiritual. According to Hindu legend, appeared on Earth occurred when a fish (Mat-sya) presence as the god Shiva Shakti Parvati taught her (wife) the yoga exercises. The fish mimics Parvati and practice exercises are turned into man. The Vedic knowledge is preserved from generation to generation by oral tradition, through the recitation of the contents in the form of aphorisms. Were collected in writing, for the first time, some five thousand years ago. The first written evidence is found in the Vedic scriptures, the four Vedas, especially in the Rig-Veda and the Atharva-veda, which date back to 2500 years before Christ. In the West the best known of the Vedas are the Upanishads, treatises and poems that explore philosophical and mystical nature of the human soul. It is in the Upanishads, the last part of the Vedas (1500 BC) where the basis of yogic teachings. Surge Vedanta philosophy about reality or absolute consciousness.

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Around 500 BC there are two great epic poems, the Ramayana of Valmiki and the Mahabharata of Vyasa, who narrate the incarnations of God. Among the narrative is moral and philosophical topics. An important part of the Mahabharata is the Bhagavad Gita, this consists of eighteen chapters, which discuss various aspects of Yoga. Towards 500 BC Patanjali, collected all the existing knowledge about Yoga in the Yoga Sutras, the basic text unanimously recognized by all schools yogic. The Yoga Sutras are the foundation of Raja Yoga. The Patanjali Yoga is just one yoga but there are others. It is what we might call the classical yoga, systematic: a precise set of rules and practices very limited achievements of the metaphysical principles of the Samkhya. Throughout the years many authors have commented on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which are classified 8 progressive steps (ashtanga yoga) to personal fulfillment, in Raja Yoga, yoga in more developed west. Ashtanga yoga. The ashtanga yoga, yoga or the eight steps include a set of techniques that are complementary to each other every yogi's practice. Contemporary Yoga began around 1900 AD, many teachers came to the West thus creating the origins of the different schools currently known. Western culture has the philosophy india unknown until a little over one hundred years, practically until some philologists Europeans began studying Sanskrit in the nineteenth century Introduction The Raja Yoga Sutras consist of 195 aphorisms. Deal mainly with two aspects: the description of the functions of the mental life and the list of media which can be achieved through Yoga (union in Sanskrit). The Raja Yoga Sutras is divided into four parts. 2

Part One "Samadhi Pada, consists of 51 aphorisms on the nature Try yoga. Yoga introduced as a means to calm the mind and dominate. It describes the mental states and different levels of consciousness. Second part "Sadhana Pada, consists of 55 aphorisms Try to why the practice of Yoga, and the means to do it. Means to direct the mind to the dispersion from a high state of concentration. Regarding the enumeration of the means by which it reaches Yoga, identifies eight major abstaining from evil, promoting good performance of body posture at rest, breathing regulation, sensory control, concentration, contemplation and complete absorption . Third party "vibhuti Pada, consists of 55 aphorisms Try powers, or siddhis extrasensory perceptions that come with the advanced practice of Yoga. These powers are not an end in itself, the attachment to them can make a big trap that causes the loss of the gains made previously. Part Four "Kaivalya Pada, consists of 34 aphorisms Traffic philosophically the nature of knowledge. Describes the emancipation of the mind, the ultimate spiritual reality universe. On the comments. The Yogasutras are difficult to understand, by holding the item, the philosophical concepts that appear and that the contemporary life and thought of you seem very distant classical lessons. Many authors throughout history have commented on the Yogasutras of Patanjali. The lock in short aphorisms of great significance, are a guide to decipher. We must be aware that the comments made throughout history, are linked to an author, but are conditional on the school and the historical period to which the author pertecenece. Aphorism: Yoga is the detention of mental functions

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Evolution Of Yoga Since its origin was the constant influence of Yoga and deep across Asia. Thus, there was a Yoga Buddhist, Hindu, Chinese, Tibetan, etc., and through the discovery by yogis throughout history, have been systematized in various systems of traditional yoga (Astanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga , Mantra Yoga, etc.).. The yoga practiced in the West stems from the so-called "Astanga yoga, created by master Indian Sriman Krishnamachaya. The son and the disciples of the movement Krishnamachaya introduced in the West in the'60s. Two yoga teachers were particularly influential in the history of the West: BKS Iyengar and Krishna Pattabhi Jois. Pattabhi Jois to teach in their school of Mysore in southern India, where he practiced for an adaptation of Astanga yoga. For its part, a perfected Iyengar yoga which focuses on exercise and muscle flexibility, "Hatha Yoga", whose goal is total relaxation. With certain kinds of positions, this yoga attempts to redirect Prana (energy) through of natural conduits within the subtle body, to circulate freely and equally. This yoga uses the body as an instrument of welfare and development. So Hatha Yoga in the West has gained wide circulation after the loss of physical and mental health and the pragmatic spirit of Western man, full of anxieties and tired by the stress of modern life. In recent decades several teachers have developed new methods of Yoga, not legitimized by all traditional schools, and some focused only on physical aspects, far from their origins, such as power yoga.-

Etymologically Yoga means union, as the goal of Yoga is the union of consciousness with the Absolute.

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Yoga is an empirical science that purifies our bodies and our minds, free from all disturbances, a science where some people have tried to fathom the mysteries of the mind, intellect, emotions, suffering and life. Yoga is born not of speculation, but thousands of years of experience that has been replicated by many yogis throughout history. Yoga has its own methods and principles that make it a comprehensive system of internal development. Work the body, the endocrine glands, internal organs as well as seeking to connect the conscious with the unconscious mind and allows us to observe our mental patterns. The purpose of this discipline is to help maintain healthy find happiness both physical and mental and spiritual level and we feel that we made. Anyone can approach to Yoga, as it has a special kind of technique for each type of personality and temperament. Yoga can awaken in us a bright and happy feelings, which strengthen our relations with our wives, children, parents, neighbors and coworkers. Just as the wind away the clouds that block out the sun, yoga gradually removes the physical pain and unwanted emotions, then, to reveal the inner knowledge increases our appreciation for life. Yoga teaches us to control our senses and our anxious minds, and get in harmony with the Universal Laws, directing our energies in the best way. As a musical instrument emits sounds very nice to be touched by a professional body, mind and intelligence, well directed, bring us much happiness, instead of anxiety, frustration and depression. Yogic discipline also teaches us to see other people (friends or enemies) with eyes of love.

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A person practicing yoga seriously, it is called yogi. The yogi's daily takes care of the practical science of yoga and learn the various exercises and techniques, both yoga and meditation. A yoga class is a sequence of exercises. To make one, take a stand. Sometimes this position will incorporate movement. Regulate breathing and put the attention of the eyes at one point.And we go into a meditative state of introspection. Sometimes repeating a mantra, or even make a gesture with his hands. With so many things to control how it will not stop our mind! After a year there is a short relaxation and then go to the next. Yoga benefits all human beings, regardless of child or elderly person. Man or woman. No matter how personal beliefs. In yoga stretching our body and, when more is a tense and rigid, the more convenient. It rejuvenates our cells to bring more oxygen. It also rejuvenates the brain so that its performance is higher. Reduce stress by keeping cortisol levels at bay. We are calm and serene us, allowing us to rest. It gives us energy and vitality. And it brings us to our inner being, discovering who we are, what we are and where nuestas limitations. Plus, segregate endorphins! giving us a great feeling of wellness. But there is little point in talking about the benefits of yoga. A consciousness of no use to the words, you want an experience. Discover for yourself what it feels like to practice yoga. Practice: Some people are given more exercises than others. It is therefore very difficult to say which exercises are easier to practice. Usually those who practice yoga recomiena experiment with all the exercises presented to them, and choosing the most useful (in the sense that these exercises improve their physical and mental), in accordance with their time.

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Learn all the techniques and develop their own program for its daily practice. Gradually it will facilitate the practice of all exercises. When it is time, practice it all. Everyone can practice Yoga. Even those who have physical limitations, as a supervised work with and adapted to these constraints can benefit immensely from this practice. Experience replicated throughout the world, has shown that Yoga is very beneficial for people living under the constant stress of big cities and the accelerated pace of life. It is possible that at first you do not succeed in executing the exercises as you describe, but that should not be cause for despair or anxiety. With practice, you will be feeling like your muscles are more flexible, thereby facilitating the implementation of the exercise. The practice should be carried out in the morning, as early as possible (five o'clock or earlier). We must find a place sufficiently oxygenated, where there is accumulated dust or odors, and if possible, a place where there are trees. It is recommended to practice the exercises after a bath or duchazo. It is very important not to stretch the body, as many students to leave the learning, due to tearing of a muscle. Strive not excessive strain muscles.Remember that each move must be made to do a harmonious way. Yoga is a discipline that does not require sophisticated devices, or large spaces. You only need a suitable space, quiet and clean for their practice. Recommended practice on a mat or carpet.The positive attitude is a very important factor that helps the practice of Yoga, then learn to listen to our body requires the development of the patience and tolerance

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