Where Did Yoga Originate: A Brief History of Yoga

Where Did Yoga Originate: A Brief History of Yoga

Table of Contents The History of YogaPre-Classical YogaClassical YogaPost-Classical YogaModern YogaDefinitions of Yoga According to Classic Yogic TextsThe Vedas (4500-1200 BCE)The Upanishads (900-500 BCE)Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita (400 BCE – 300 CE)The Yoga...
What Is Dhyana In Yoga? The 7th Limb Explained

What Is Dhyana In Yoga? The 7th Limb Explained

So, you’re serious about this yoga thing huh?I mean…we are on limb number SEVEN.(Don’t say I said anything but most people give up at the 4th yama…..just kidding…..kind of)But hey, I’m proud of you and I’m glad you’re here.Wanna know a secret? This one may well...
How To Safely Practice Pratyahara In The Modern World

How To Safely Practice Pratyahara In The Modern World

As you dive deeper into your yogic practice, you’re naturally going to work your way through the eight limbs of yoga, as outlined by Patanjali.But once you get to the fifth limb, things get a little confusing.Pratyahara, known as sensory withdrawal, can seem...
The 5 Niyamas of Yoga: The Second Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs

The 5 Niyamas of Yoga: The Second Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs

If you’re looking to further your spiritual knowledge and have found yourself among the moral code outlined by the Yamas and Niyamas, then you’re in the right place.There’s a vortex of information out there about the yogic philosophy but I’m here to narrow down the...
The 5 Yamas of Yoga: The First Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs

The 5 Yamas of Yoga: The First Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs

If you’re diving a little deeper into yogic philosophy and the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the eight limbs of yoga, then you are bound to come across Yamas and Niyamas along the way.They are part of the elusive ‘eightfold path of yoga’, so yea…...