Yoga: History| Meaning| Importance of yoga


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Yoga-History,Meaning,Importance of yoga,Yoga as an Indian heritage

Yoga: History| Meaning| Importance of yoga

The history of yoga is indeed very old. Nothing can be said firmly about the origin of yoga. Only it can be alluded that yoga was organized in india. The available evidence show that history of yoga is related to Indus valley civilization. At that time people used to do yoga. Usely, we depend on secondary source about the history of yoga. On the basic of various sculptures and sculptures we reach at the conclusion that yoga was a part of the civilization. Yoga is also maintained in Mahabharata, Ramayana and Upanishads, patanjali also wrote about yoga in 147 BC. During this period, yoga has been developed enough that even. Kabir, Tulsi das and surdas also maintained about yoga in there writtings. Yoga is the main part of Indian culture.

Meaning of yoga:

Yoga is derived from a Sanskrit word “yug” in verb from,which means to unit or to join. Yog is its noun from and means union. It is concerned with the Union of the individual soul with the absolute or divine soul. It is a science of development of man’s consciousness yoga is the “unification of atma and pramatma”. It also means the unification of physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual aspects of human being.

Importance of yoga:

It is a universal truth that modern age is the age of  stress, tensions and anixet. Now a days most of the person have not been leading a happy and fruitful life. They are indulged in materialism. They are running after money. For such people, money is mother, money is father and money is god.

Following are the importance of yoga:

1. Physical purity:

Internal organs of our body can be  cleansed by various yogic exercises. Basis ally there are three substances in our body ie what pitt and khaph. If there is a proper balance of these substances in our body, we may remain healthy.

2. Cure and prevention for diseases:

There are variousdisesases, which usually hamper the smooth functioning of people. Yoga not only prevents us for many diseases but also cures then. Various yogics exercises increase the immunity power of an individual.

3. Reduces mental Tensions:

Yoga can help in reducing the tension. It is well known fact that most of the person remain under stress andtension. They do not get peace anywhere.

4. Beautification of body:

Every one in this world wants to have a beautiful body, because it is a appreciated by every one and in every society.

5. Provides relaxations:

Rest and relaxation are essential for removing fatigue. When we indulge in any physical or mental work after some time, we fell fatigue. At this juncture we cannot do further work.

Yoga as an Indian heritage:

Following are the main points to show yoga as an Indian heritage

1. Pre-vedic period:

The excavation of Mohenjo daro and harappa in Indus valley revails that yoga was practiced in some from during that period.

2. Vedic period:

Some concepts ofyoga, which were developed later on are seen in there partially developed from in Vedas. The words, like ‘yoga’ and ‘yogis’ are not used in Vedas clearly.

3. Upanishadic period:

The real basis of yoga cab be found in Upanishads prana and nadis are important topics discussed in upanishads.

4. Epic period:

The two great Indian epics ie Ramayana and Mahabharata are the vital source of information about various type of yogis practice which were used during that period.

5. Sutra period:

All the credit goes patanjali, who gave us the present literally from of yoga in yoga sutra approximately in 147 b.c. The yoga sutra is divided into four books he described eight limbs of yoga, such as yamas, niyamas, Asana, pranayama etc.

Pranayama is beneficial in high blood pressure.

  • Eugene Pranayam is beneficial in high blood pressure ie hypertension.
  • By breathing when your oxygenated air gets in the lungs, then this oxygen reaches the body parts through the blood.
  • Therefore, it is beneficial for the whole body.
  • The frequency, which is generated from the accent of the body, is beneficial for high blood pressure patients, hence its practice relieves the problem of hypertension.

Constipation and acidity are beneficial

  • Regular practice of Urjith Pranayam gets rid of all problems related to your stomach.
  • Actually when you breathe deeply and gradually pull the breath, then you feel the breath going in the stomach.
  • With this all the organs present in the stomach get exercise and you do not have problems related to stomach.
  •  By practicing it every morning, there will be relief from constipation and there will be no gas in the stomach.

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

Born November 18, 1888

Chitradurga district, Mysore Kingdom
Died February 28, 1989(aged 100)

Madras, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Yoga teacher
Known for “Father of modern yoga”

Swami Sivananda


8 September 1887

Pattamadai, Madras Presidency, India
Died 14 July 1963(aged 75)

Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Founder of Divine Life Society
Philosophy Yoga of Synthesis
Religious career
Guru Vishwānanda Saraswati