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Monday, January 22, 2018

International Day of Yoga: A Historic Event

Yoga is always inspired by a master who is called Guru. Guru is a Sanskrit word for dispeller of darkness. The Guru is the principle and energy source which brings light into the life of a disciple. Thousands of Yoga Gurus have guided and helped mankind for thousands of years.

The ultimate Guru is the Parabrahman, the supreme consciousness or eternal consciousness.Various paths lead to the ultimate experience of supreme guidance and inspiration of many Yoga Gurus who have raised their human consciousness to the supreme level and helped the mankind to raise to the level of awareness to bring light into their life.

Veda and Tantra are the basic philosophies and systems that have given rise to various schools of thoughts and traditions. These schools include Samkhya, Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta,Vishishthadvaita, Yoga Darshan, Buddhism, Jainism, Vaisheshik, Uttar mimamsa, Saivism, Shakta and many others. Many types of Yoga came from these various paths, mainly from Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga of Bhagvada Gita, Jnana Yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Hatha Yoga.

The recent history of Yoga can be traced to Patanjali (500 BC), Adi Shankaracharya (8th century AD), Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath (6 to 8 century AD). The Yoga movements are inspired and guided by many saints and sages during this time.

Yoga can be defined as perfect movements. This includes all the parts of the body, through various requirements of movements. It can be classified as, Pre Position, Neck Movement, Shoulder Movement, Hand Movement, Leg Movement, Knee Movement and also the perfect way of breathing. There are several joints in our body, which needs lubrication and movements to work properly. The food we consume supplies the lubrication for our body and Yoga and other activities provide the movements of our body. In our regular life, some of these joints are overused and some are rarely used, which may create problems at a later stage in your life due to wear and tear.
To make these joints maintain their healthy condition, basic movements are necessary.

All these years Yoga existed in Hindustan, but the pseudo secular politicians have neglected and ignored whatever is connected to Hinduism. India got independence in the year 1947, but none of the governments gave importance to Yoga fearing the vote banks. United Nations (UN) came into existence on 24 October 1945, but till now the so called secular governments have not taken any steps to showcase the mighty power of the culture and tradition before the world.