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Yoga, the word means "unity" from the Indian ancient language Sanskrit word "YOG" which literarily means to unite, this unity is portrayed in spiritual aspect as the union of the shakti means energy of body, mind and soul. The science of Yoga had been discovered in ancient time in India and Nepal thousands years back. The history and old literature on yoga comes from around 200 B.C. (Patanjali's Yoga Sutra) however there are various references that position way back to the Vedic times (2000-3000 B.C.), when the science of Yoga was innovated.

Yoga is an ancient Indian health discipline, seeks to unite our soul with the Universal soul or God through rigorous mental and physical mediations, exercises and efforts. Yoga was discovered, researched and developed by great Indian sages and physicians, they were great thinkers, and spent years after years in thinking and meditating in the mountains and forests in the quest for the theories of the up-liftmen of mankind and ultimately invented many amazing theories and arts of living for the guiding us to live in a harmony with nature. Yoga was one of them. Yoga was discovered, even before the dawn of witnessing the world history.

In simple words the Yoga can be defined, this science shows a transcend sense - perceived, temporary manifestations, unrealities and gain an apparition and an familiarity of the super-sensuous Divines in reality. Yoga empowers and combines the rhythm of your body, harmony of the mind and the synchronization of the soul, creates the symphony of life. Yoga is worldly known for the finest system of education, for it brings out the finest characteristic in a person.

Yoga asanas (poses) exercise each part of your body, this effects not the external body, also on the internal organs, glands and nerves, keeping all system of internal body very intact and radiant. The Major role of Yoga to keep the mind constantly under modification. Various Yoga Asana (poses- exercise) are deliberate made for particular part or object of your body. Concentration is characterized as "the hindering of the modifications of the thoughts principle" The aim of yoga is to organize and intact your mind, to control and work accordance with your will.

Yoga is the process of uniting your mind and body in order to express the vigor of to our nature. Yoga is methodical ladder of converging and aligning our body, mind and spirit as object of enlightenment. Philosophical thinking in India has long been concerned with the root crisis of the human spirit - the separation from the central consciousness and the only reality (Atman or Brahman). It is because of this separation, which begins with the ignorance of our birth, that we suffer the traumas of physical, emotional and psychological conflicts.

Physical health and mental healing is very important accomplishments of yoga what makes it so influential and effective is the fact that it works on the holistic principal of harmony and information. According to modern medical science of today, yoga therapy is triumphant because desired balance shaped between endocrine and nervous system of our body, mind and soul. This simply coordinates and controls all the other key system and organ of the body and mind.

In today’s modern world, we usually consequence with hyper for external happiness. The material and sensory pleasurable needs of life, the consent and merit judgments of others, the more is super philosophy, anything to allow us to forget that the cause of all our suffering lies within. Yoga calls our attention back to this and spiritual aims to reunite us with the innermost centre of our own being.

In Yoga, The Yamas teaches us what we should be avoided in terms of the external world. The Niyamas tell us what we truly deserve and achieve in inner world. The various Yoga exercise and methods align and integrate your body and mind while let go vital energies and preparing you for the physical and mental confront of the remaining limbs.

Pranayama, one of the most vital excursive of Yoga, this emphasis onto the breath to lift our consciousness of the universal life-force that energizes and sustain us, empowering our mental and inner body strength. Pratyahara make you free from the constant bombardment of stimuli by blocking our senses and turning our minds inward. Dhyana is the spiritual exercise of Yoga for connection and interaction between the subject and object, where you are, the subject is not longer separated from the object of your meditation. Dharana control and command the mind on a single key point to the exclusion of all other existence.

All over the world, the most famous and well known elements of yoga fall under the Hatha (physical) yoga. This usually includes the Asana (exercises) and, to a small extent, is called Pranayama. This can be a wonderful and easy way to start as long as it is understood that the eight limbs of our body, are not a chronological path, but one where all limbs are inevitably concurrent. Many physical poses and methods require sincere concentration to hold the balance of flexibility and strength, applying anatomical modifications.

Yoga is quite popular the modern society of western world in many ways, these applications tends to be superficial and fashionable. To obtain comprehensive learning of Yoga and value of life. There are so various centres, classes, ashrams of Yoga especially in North India. Even now a days there are so many films, video taps are available all over the world to learn basics of Yoga, if you want to learn fundamentally about Yoga and want to understand the deep routes and means of Yoga. North India is the best tourist sector to full fill your objective in aspect of Yoga.

Rishikesh : The Capital city of Yoga

Rishikesh is one of holiest and spiritual destination of Garhwal region Uttaranchal state of North India, known as Yoga Capital of the World. Rishikesh is located on Bank of the sacred Ganga River; this town attracts lacs of pilgrimage every year from India and all over the world. The city is blessed by God, having ancient temples and Ashrams. Rishikesh is also associated with historical and mythological aspects. Rishikesh is also the ideal places for adventure lovers like rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering and trekking, as well as quite known for Yoga and mediations. A dip in the holy water of Ganges flowing from the river beaches of Rishikesh is capable of washing all the sins of a person. The town is located just 25 kms from Haridwar. Rishikesh consists of three distinct areas known Rishikesh,Muni-ki-Reti and as Swargashram.

Rishikesh is home of sadhus with long matted hair and pilgrims from all over the globe, Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga. A place for mental and spiritual peace in the midst of the monotonous of modern life. The various ghats and temples assist the human spirit in its endeavor to be one with the ultimate resource of all creations. There are many ashrams in Rishikesh offering courses on meditation, yoga and Hindu region and philosophy. The hatha yoga and pranayama meditation classes at Sri Ved Niketan Ashram are quite popular. There are other Yoga Ashrams and centres in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh having some of the most poplar and renowned Yoga Ashram and centre, mainly are Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Other important ashrams in Rishikesh include the Shivananda Ashram, Yoga Study Center (for Hatha Yoga), Yoga Niketan, Sri Ved Niketan, Dayananda Vedanta Ashram, Brahma Niwas, Sacha Vedic Sansthan, and the famous Transcendental Meditation Center of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi which hosted The Beatles Music Band (although, these days, it's inactive). There is also Patanjai Yogpeeth. Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust) - holds Yog Science camps under the Over 15 million followers have benefited by Yog Science camps conducted in India & abroad. Swami Ramdev teaches a set of seven Pranayam in a special sequence.

Meditation & Yoga Centers

Rishikesh is called the yoga capital of the world and there are many ashrams in Rishikesh offering courses on meditation, yoga and Hindu philosophy. The hatha yoga and pranayama meditation classes at Sri Ved Niketan Ashram are well known. The Shivananda Ashram is located opposite the Shivananda Jhula and is flocked by tourists. It is also possible to stay in the ashram by intimating the authorities a month earlier. Other ashrams include the Yoga Niketan Ashram, Omkarananda Ashram, Vanmali Gita Yogashram, Dayananda Vedanta Ashram, Brahma Niwas and the Yoga Study Center. The International Yoga Festival is organized every year from February 2 to 7 by UP Tourism.

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