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...
Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga

Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga

Everyone knows about Tantra, right? I mean, it’s that witchy, black magic, sex cult that practices the Kama Sutra, right? I hate to break it to that part of your brain that loves the provocative, but… NOPE! Those things aren’t actually traditional...
Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind

Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind

Hello again, fellow yoga nerd!…No offense intended!Buuuuut if you’re reading this, there’s probably at least a nugget of truth in there, no?I personally can’t think of a better thing to geek-out on because we could probably study yoga for...
Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Knowledge

Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Knowledge

You probably know by now that yoga is more than just the yoga poses of hatha yoga.Wonderfully, there are many paths of yoga and different ways you can achieve spiritual liberation—if you’re into that sort of thing. ;)Having many options for anything usually...
The Ultimate Guide to Karma Yoga

The Ultimate Guide to Karma Yoga

Traditionally, yoga is the path of achieving union with the divine, which leads to enlightenment and the end of suffering.And since we are all unique, it’s unlikely that there is a one-size-fits-all approach that is guaranteed to get us all to that...