The origin of yoga is back to the oldest archaeological evidence, approximately the year 3000 BC. It’s an essential spiritual discipline installed as terrifically subtle science i.e. emphasized the union of inner consciousness (atman) to the cosmic/universal/supreme consciousness (Brahman).

The Holiest book in Hindu mythology Bhagavad Gita tribute that “Yogah karmasu kaushalam and तवयं योगसं सध : कालेना मन वदत || श्रीमद भगवद गीता (४. ३८)
(Certainly, there is no purifier in this world like Knowledge. A man who has become perfect in yoga finds it within himself in course of time.).

History of Yoga 

India’s spirituality is amazing, the more we explore it; the better we become. History of yoga comprised of different school’s of philosophy. For example, Laya yoga, Naad yoga, Shiva Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raj Yoga, with the insurance of immediate fitness benefits.

Yoga is being widely considered as an immortal cultural outcome of the Indus Sarasvati valley civilization dating back to 2700 BC. Yoga gaining international recognition has captured the fascination of people around the world. The yoga guru’s started travelling to the west in order to mushroom the dynamics and serene of yoga.

Perhaps the most significant contribution was made by Swami Vivekananda in 1893 when he amazed the attendees with his lecture. Probably yoga could be regarded as the greatest charity to the globe by India.

The benefits 

Today 15 to 20 million Americans do yoga almost every week because it posses such transformational powers that aim for self-realisation (kaivalya) hence overcoming all kinds of sufferings mental fluctuations etc. For instance; we have multiple self’s which varies from setting to setting.

We all also possess ” the self ” which is constant towards the performance of our social roles, so when yoga practised as a ‘mindset’. It results in buffering of our current or present self to our higher inner self by reinforcing coping skills.

It’s stoical to explore all avenues, dimensions of the life process itself rather than just crumpling your body.

Some renowned Yogi’s such as Sathguru,  Sivananda, Pattabhi and Lyenger carried on the legacy of yoga. whereas Rishikesh is a magical yoga city on the blue banks of the holy Ganges river nestled under the gaze of the mystical Himalayas.

That’s why India is a natural choice & authentic destination if you wish to learn yoga in its genuine classical conformation. Its regular exercise can be an antidote to all the mental chaos. Its practice makes you an observer of a consciousness that can observe and navigate and find meaning in the world. The power lies in consciousness. Live consciously. If you’re mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.

Bottom line

On 27th September 2014, India proposed an International day of yoga at the united
Nations general assembly.On 11th December 2014, The UN passed a resolution making
21st June “International Yoga day”. 177 Nations co-sponsored the resolution.

We may actually see the beginning of a global shift in consciousness, leading to being a more balanced and harmonious planet. Its legacy of ancient India emphasized the harmony of Asana, philosophy along with ‘Pranayama & Meditation’. The 7th International Day of Yoga will be commemorated virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions in place and requirements of social distancing.

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