As in all cultures, it takes an event or personality behind a philosophy- the release of a book, a political event or some art form to push something to the forefront. Sage Patanjali was this for yoga as a system with the release of the Patajali Yoga Sutras. In context, it is a part of six systems of philosophy in India:
* Yoga - the process of union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness
* Vedanta - knowledge of Self, universe and God.
* Sankhya - philosophical and largely dualistic classification of the universe
* Vaishesika - analysis and characterising of the universe
* Nyaya - logic. Essentially the 'Aristotelian logic of India', it is the fundamental logical basis upon which Indian philosophy has been built
* Purva-Mimamsa - laws of formal religion, sacrifices, etc. The emphasis here is on correct action rather than correct belief.
Yoga originated in India, around 3000 BC.
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yoga is a very ancient and very old exercise practices from India
Yoga is very ancient Indian traditional health benefiting activity. I believe that by following that practice your health can be totally changed.
Yoga flows with nature as much as with light around you. The best reason to practice it is to remember the talents you have hidden deep within.
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