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Yoga (listen to audio speaker icon); Sanskrit: Yoga, Lit. The pronunciation of ‘yok’ or ‘sangha’ is a set of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India and were intended to control (yok) and yet the mind to recognize a distinct witness – mind (chitta). ) Untouched by consciousness and worldly suffering (Dukha.) Yoga has a wide variety of practices and goals
Hinduism Buddhism and Jainism and traditional and modern yoga are practiced around the world.
Yoga is first mentioned in the Rigveda and is referred to in several Upanishads. The first known meaning of the word “yoga” with a similar meaning to the modern word is in the Katha Upanishad which was probably composed between the fifth and third centuries AD. Yoga continued to develop as a systematic study and practice in the ascetic and Shramana movements of ancient India during the fifth and sixth centuries BCE. The most comprehensive text on yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, ate up to the early centuries of the Common Era: Note 1 Yoga philosophy became known as one of the six orthodox philosophical schools of Hinduism in the late 1st millennium CE.
In the Western world the term “yoga” often refers to a modern form of hatha yoga and an asana-based physical fitness stress-relief and relaxation technique consisting largely of asanas, distinct from traditional yoga, which focuses on meditation and worldly attachment. focused on liberation. , It was introduced by Indian gurus in the late 19th and early 20th centuries following the success of Swami Vivekananda’s adaptation of yoga without asanas. Vivekananda introduced the Yoga Sutras to the West, and they became prominent after the 20th century success of Hatha Yoga. ,



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