Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What is Yoga?

Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. 

Patanjali’s famous definition of yoga is “yogas chitta vritti nirodhah”, which means “yoga is the removal of the fluctuations of the mind”. Chitta is mind, vrittis are thought impulses, nirodah is removal.

The word “Yoga” originates from the sanskrit root yuj which means Union. Yoga is the union of the body, mind, emotions and intellect.

Yoga is stilling the mind. Yoga may be anything that gives you a sense of unity, helps you better connect with yourself and helps remember who you are.

The practice of yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity.

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