FRIDAY NIGHT

PAYMENT, INTRODUCTIONS, WHY ARE YOU HERE? HISTORY OF YOGA

discussion on Yoga = Union “yug”


history of yoga

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yug or yuj translated as "union." Originally, the root word meaning was  “to hitch up” or attaching horses to a vehicle. The word also meant, “to put to active and purposeful use”. Others translate yug or yuj as “yoke, join, or concentrate," describing "a means of uniting, or a method of discipline (Carrico, 2007). A male individual who practices yoga is known as a yogi or yogin while his female counterpart is called a yogini.Yoga is a product of ancient oral traditions originating from the Indian sub-continent, developed over the centuries as yoga teachers passed on the practice to their students. Patanjali, a famous Indian sage, is believed to have culled all the known yoga practices in the Yoga Sutra. Containing 195 statements, this 2,000-year-old treatise on yogic philosophy has served as a "guidebook in dealing with the challenges of being human" (Carrico, 2007). In particular, the guidebook has helped yoga practitioners "to gain mastery over the mind and emotions and advice on spiritual growth…"


Eight Limbs

Please begin reading every day a little about the yoga sutras we will talk about these.