YogaIn the Mystic Himalayas
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YOGA IN RISHIKESH
Yoga is regarded as a divine science of life, revealed to enlightened sages in Meditation. Stone seals in the Indus Valley which date back to around 3000BC show Yogic postures and this is the earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga 's origin. These Yogic postures, resemble Lord Shiva and Parvathi (Indian God and Goddess) performing various Aasanaas (Postures) and practicing meditation. The Vedas - huge collection of ancient INDIAN scriptures - dating back to 2500 BC first mention Yoga .
The tradition of yoga was born in India several thousand years ago. Its founders were the Rishis and Maharishis, great saints and sages practicing in the Himalayas .
Yoga was also mentioned in the Upanishads , the Upanishads, and the Puranas (holy texts of the Hindu religion). Infact the Upanishads provide the main foundation of Yoga teachings.
The meaning of yoga comes from the Sanskrit root "Yog" "to join" or "to unite," and indicates the total integration of the individual soul with the supreme or divine soul to obtain relief from pain and suffering. Charaka wrote that yoga is the means of salvation (moksa), which is the end of all miseries (vedana). YOGA is an ancient form of physical movement that has its roots in INDIAN culture and philosophy. The practice of YOGA employs the use of various physical motions that are believed to be essential to achieve a sense of both physical and mental well-being.
Principles of Yoga
Patanjali's Eight Principles of Yoga
1. Abstinence (yama)
2. Observance (niyama)
3. Posture (asana)
4. Regulation of breath (pranayama)
5. Withdrawal of Senses (pratyahara)
6. Concentration (dharana)
7. Meditation (dhyana)
8. Super Consciousness (samadhi)
The recent scientific researchers have proved that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases. What's more, yoga:
· Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
· Reduces stress and tension
· Boosts self esteem
· Improves concentration and creativity
· Lowers fat
· Improves circulation
· Stimulates the immune system
· Creates sense of well-being and calm.
Rishikesh, the Mecca for peace seeker through Yoga & meditation has now many Yoga Centers and ashrams & guest houses conducting yoga classes. One can experience and initiate a new life by learning & practicing yoga.
Exclusive Yoga Programs in the Foothills of the Mystic Himalayas are run throughout the year by
Yogada A Boutique Ashram designed for spiritual Retreats
Yoga Vedica Society for exploring the hidden & Unknown Indian yoga practices
Programs are run for beginners & yoga practicing persons for following durations
Basic - Initiation to Himalayan Yoga 3 nights & 4 Days
Retreat Know your Body & Soul 6 nights & 7 Days
Advance Experience with Body, Mind & Soul 14 nights & 15 Days