Yoga Philosophy of India

Ribhu Vashishtha

As you are well aware that “Yoga” (pronounced:- YOG) has been India’s priceless gift to the world. It is the exalted practice which has taken millions out of moral, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual deprivation.

I want to take you a little deeper into the “Yoga Philosophy”, the theoretical aspect of that uplifting exercise.

“Yoga” word originates from the Sanskrit word “yuj” meaning union. It refers to the union between the Aatma (man,soul) and the Paramatma (God,supersoul). The modern Yoga practice derives from the “Yoga sutras of Patanjali” which was compiled by Patanjali in 400 A.D. but Patanjali was not the founder of the Yoga practice. It is a very ancient practice of India extending beyond the history of which humanity is aware of today.

Lord Krishna elucidates 3 kinds of Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita:

1. Bhakti Yoga

2. Karma Yoga

3. Jnana (Gyaan) Yoga

Despite the fact…

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