History of yoga
Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit: योग, Listen) is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that denotes a variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and...
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Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing
Your nose is exceptionally clever. Simply by practising a few rounds of alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) for a few minutes each day, you can help restore imbalances in your brain – improve slee...
Buddhism and Hinduism
Hinduism and Buddhism, have common origins in the Ganges culture of northern India during the so-called "second urbanisation" around 500 BCE. They have shared parallel beliefs that have existed side b...
Pranayama
Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the prāṇa or breath" or "extension of the life force". The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life fo...
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Raja Yoga
Rāja yoga (Sanskrit: राज योग, /ˈrɑːdʒə ˈjoʊɡə/) is a term with a variety of meanings depending on the context. In modern context, it refers to the Yoga school of philosophy in Hinduism. In historical ...
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga. In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the si...
Samkhya
Samkhya (Sanskrit: सांख्य, IAST: sāṃkhya; also spelt "Sankhya") is one of the six classical, orthodox schools of Hinduism. It is described as the rationalist school of Indian philosophy. It is mos...
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Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता, Śrīmadbhagavadgītā, [ˈbʱəɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː]), literally meaning The Song of the Bhagavan, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu s...
Bhagavad Gita - Wikipedia
Bhakti yoga
Bhakti yoga (Devanāgarī: भक्ति योग) is a spiritual path or spiritual practice within Hinduism focused on the cultivation of love and devotion towards God. It has been defined as "devotional service t...
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Hatha yoga
Hatha yoga (Sanskrit: हठयोग haṭhayoga,  listen  [ɦəʈʰəˈjoːɡə]), also called haṭhavidya (हठविद्या), is a branch of yoga. The word haṭha (lit. 'force') denotes a system of physical techniq...
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Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā (Sanskrit: haṭhayōgapradīpikā, हठयोगप्रदीपिका) is a classic Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, a disciple of Swami Gorakhnath. It is among the mos...
Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine
Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine is a modern phenomenon which has been influenced by the ancient Indian practice of hatha yoga. It involves holding stretches as a kind of low-impact physical e...
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Dhyana
Dhyāna may refer to:
A Christian reflection on the New Age
A Christian reflection on the New Age refers to a six-year study by the Roman Catholic Church on the New Age movement. The study, published in 2003, is highly critical of the New Age movement and fol...
A Christian reflection on the New Age - Wikipedia
Aspects of Christian meditation
Aspects of Christian meditation was the topic of an October 15, 1989 document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The document is titled "Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on...
Aspects of Christian meditation - Wikipedia
Pratyahara
Pratyahara (Devanāgarī प्रत्याहार, Tibetan སོ་སོར་སྡུད་པ་, Wylie so sor sdud pa) or the 'withdrawal of the senses' is the fifth element among the Eight stages of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga, as mentione...
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Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing
Your nose is exceptionally clever. Simply by practising a few rounds of alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) for a few minutes each day, you can help restore imbalances in your brain – improve slee...
Bhakti
In Hinduism, Bhakti (also spelled Bhakthi; Sanskrit: भक्ति, literally meaning "portion, share", from the root bhaj- "to partake in, to receive one's share") refers to religious devotion of a devot...
Dhyana in Buddhism
Dhyāna (Sanskrit; Devanagari: ध्यान) or Jhāna (झान) (Pāli) means meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Buddhism, it is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to "state of perfect...
Mahabharata
The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (/məhɑːˈbɑrətə/; Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪əm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.Besides...
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Yama
Yama (Sanskrit: यम) or Yamarāja (यमराज) is the god of death, belonging to an early stratum of Vedic mythology. In Sanskrit, his name can be interpreted to mean "twin". In the Zend-Avesta he is cal...
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Buddhist cosmology
Buddhist cosmology is the description of the shape and evolution of the Universe according to the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries.
The self-consistent Buddhist cosmology which is presented in...
Asana
In the practice of Yoga, Asana denotes the art of sitting still and also any posture useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner's well-being and improving the body's flexibility and vitality,...
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Jhana
Dhyāna (Sanskrit; Devanagari: ध्यान) or Jhāna (झान) (Pāli) means meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Buddhism, it is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to "state of perfect...
Jnana yoga
Jñāna yoga /ˌdʒɑːn ˈjoʊɡə/ (Devanāgarī: ज्ञान योग) or "union due to pure knowledge" is one of the types of yoga mentioned in Hindu philosophies. Jñāna in Sanskrit means "knowledge".
Jñāna yoga is...
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Dhyana in Hinduism
Dhyāna (Sanskrit; Devanagari: ध्यान) or Jhāna (झान) (Pāli) in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism means meditation which is "a deeper awareness of oneness which is inclusive of perception of body, mind, sen...
Dhyana in Hinduism - Wikipedia
Dhyāna in Buddhism
Dhyāna (Sanskrit; Devanagari: ध्यान) or Jhāna (झान) (Pāli) means meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Buddhism, it is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to "state of perfect...
Bhakti movement
The Bhakti movement was a Hindu religious movement of the medieval period that promoted the belief that moksha was attainable by everyone. The movement is closely related to Islamic Sufism, which appe...
Kurukshetra War
The Kurukshetra War is a mythological war described in the Indian epic Mahābhārata as a conflict that arose from a dynastic succession struggle between two groups of cousins of an Indo-Aryan kingdom c...
Kurukshetra War - Wikipedia
Yoga as exercise
Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine is a modern phenomenon which has been influenced by the ancient Indian practice of hatha yoga. It involves holding stretches as a kind of low-impact physical e...