Yoga is a traditional physical and mental discipline that has its roots in India. It denotes meditative practices in Hindu Culture. It also refers to one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy.
In today’s consumer orientated and competitive world, the way of living has made people confused and very impatient. They lack that inner happiness and chose to pursue it in a way that leads to life despair. They all lack spiritual dimension in their lives and in their relationships. Yoga is the effective key to unlock the doors within your own mind towards life of peace, happiness and fulfillment.
The word yoga has many meanings, and is derived from the Sanskrit, meaning ‘to unite’. World wide, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise. An accomplished practitioner of Yoga is called a Yogi or Yogini.
The chief branches of yoga are Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition. Many other Hindu texts discuss aspects of yoga, including Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita and various Tantras.