Understanding Yoga

The Indian thought always has worried about the position of the man with respect to the universe and to the duality of its destiny; on the one hand to serve to the physical training conditionses and material and by another one to surpass these conditions. In the course of the centuries, this one preoccupation it has taken to try to find solutions to this one great problem that considers the humanity. These attempts took to discover, that the man is not a victim of the world surrounds that it but by its senses. Since through them it has knowledge of his around and what its brain interprets takes it like image from the outer world. Coming off the conclusion, who would have to be able to model to its way this one mental composition, it could be owner of its world. Throughout the centuries methods have been elaborated, arriving until us with the general name from ” Yoga” , name that includes more than a ten of classes of yoga, diferiendo to each other like the layers of a rock.

In more remote the chamnicos rites elements of yoga can be found classic. The first texts related to yoga were ” Yoga-Sutra” of Patanjali. Controversy exists as soon as to its date and the personality of its author. Patanjali does not present/display in its works a personal philosophical system; it is only limited to codify certain oral traditions in writing that they have arrived until him through centuries of practice. When approaching the Indian thought, is necessary to know that we are not going to find simple and clear chronologies, that they mark the sprouting of an idea. by that we pruned to recognize the track of a man (as in the case of Aristotle or Plato in the western world).

Even Buddha must his doctrine to the jainista thought that preceded to him. He is interesting to state the pacific coexistence of yoga with different Indian religious tendencies that have followed one another throughout the centuries; that is to say: magical and chamanica prehistory, brahmanism, jainismo, buddhism. Yoga offers a very representative image of the Hindu thought, with its fundamental principle of ” no-violencia” and the constant mystical aspiration. In its origin, influenced by the philosophy samkhia with which it maintains Straits bows, yoga was atheistic. With the brahmanism it is that we found in texts yoga to the God Isvara, support of the technical trainings of concentration. In the Buddhist practices also are principles of yoga and in yoga Buddhist concepts. For example the syllable ” OM” used with technical aims (” OM” it is the brahmanic symbol of the Trinidad, is one of the meanings of the term). Yoguis ” uses the syllable; OM” in order to give rate to its respiratory exercises or to concentrate its thoughts in a single point. Nowadays the western world is to point to become towards the Asian mystic, to take shelter of its own development. In the Indian thought we found the stability elements that always we have needed. In yoga are elements that come from the human patrimony global, totally assimilable by the western ones and corroborated by present science. We do not have to forget that yoga is a purely oral discipline; his education in all time has been reserved to an elite. Here you will find articles of quality verified for the care of the body, the mind and the spirit; besides other sections like being: Sports, Entertainments, Computation, Health, Painting, Languages and more.