What is the original system of yoga?

Yoga is one of rich traditional exercise that is said to be followed from ancient India till now and also in future. Yoga, one of the wonderful creation by our ancestors to benefit oneself and maintain a good healthy life. By doing this yoga, a person can become wealthy as in the proverb, “Health is Wealth”. It is said that people start doing yoga since Pre-Vedic Indian period and it is also one of the reason that why they were so much active and healthy.

As it has many good effects, it also has many side effects if it being preached by an untrained yoga teacher. It is also seen as one of the stress relief, depression free, and anxiety relief methods if preached properly. The most important factors – physical, mental and spiritual which are present in man are well balanced by this divine yoga.original system of yoga

As for as now, the yoga followed today is not from the past which it was founded, it also said to have undergone various improvement and development in each period.

The original system was developed by Indus civilization in India over 5000 years ago. The first system of yoga came to known from the sacred Vedas (Rig Veda).  From that Veda, people found two important yoga, karma yoga (action), Jnana yoga (wisdom). These yoga doesn’t give a clear thought as it was a mix of various thoughts and ideas.

In the next few generation, people started researching and found a systematic order and these were defined by Patanjali’s yoga sutras. This is said to be the classical period of yoga, for its classification done. The basic yoga asana is said to be obtained from this period.

A sage called Patanjali is considered as the father of yoga, for his extreme work in this classification.

In the next stage of yoga, preachers started neglecting in the yoga obtained from the Veda period and they started developing new yoga which concentrated on the physical body to attain enlightenment. Tantra yoga was the name given to it which used various techniques to cleanse mind and body.

A strong yoga called, Hatha yoga started developing in the west and people also started following and there were also many preachers like Swami Sivananda, Swami Vivekananada, T. Krishnamacharya, etc. These knowledgeable people started centres and preaching around the worlds for the overall benefit of everyone.

Hence we can say that original system of yoga got distributed somewhere in the evaluation of modern yoga. The modern yoga has more benefits than the lost yoga. People from all parts of the world already started following this and gaining many benefits.

There are nearly 15 styles of yoga followed throughout the world and they are

  • Anusara
  • Ashtanga
  • Bikaram
  • Hatha
  • Iyengar
  • Jivamukti
  • Kripalu
  • Kundalini
  • Prenatal
  • Restorative
  • Sivananda
  • Viniyoga
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Tantra

These are some of the modern yoga styles with a different purpose, so people will get a well-defined idea of which can be followed by them.

According to research, children under 16 are not preferred, because their growth can be affected due to yoga exercise. It is not limited to any religion however it was preached by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists. Many proofs, regarding the yoga, are obtained and it is also said that the people of that period faced a quite hard time in development and preservation of the yoga at the end of each period. But people, in order to make money, preach others without knowing themselves and due to that many problems are created.

It is also said that people having problems must consult with yoga preachers because doing the regular asana may increase the already present problems. A separate asana will be given to him/her if the problem is informed earlier stage.

People started following this healthy modern yoga in this modern world with a motive to manage the modern health problems. It is best and advisable if people do a little yoga on daily basis, instead of doing once in a weekly basis

Origin of yoga in India and its history

Yoga is quickly becoming among the world’s most widely used forms of exercise and relaxation. It combines the disciplined that is required of martial arts with the health benefits of aerobic exercise – and it’s also incredibly relaxing. this interested in the origins of this form of exercise may wonder who exactly is the founder of yoga and where did it originate.

The answer is complex. Despite many historians delving into the origins of yoga we still have no clear idea of the early genesis of the discipline – but what we do know is fascinating.Who founded Yoga

Who founded Yoga

It’s hard to say. But what we do know is that the practice began around five thousand years back. until very recently it was thought that yoga began when the founder of Buddhism, Gautama was rising to the attention of the populace of what has now been recognized as the Indus Civilization.

That civilization was destroyed by invaders in the Northwest of nation who styled themselves as Aryans and for a long time, it was considered that Yoga was a creation of the mingling of those two cultures. But the modern historical study has shown this not to be the case.

In fact, modern historians now believe that this invasion never even took place and that the origins of yoga predate even this fiction.

After careful study of the various languages found inscribed on different mediums that the Aryans had actually been in what we now describe as modern India for hundreds of years – they were not invaders, but part and parcel of the Indian culture and population.

This is where the ancient art of yoga had its foundation. Thousands of years ago those in India began to realise that the exercises that make up the most part of yoga had beneficial health effects and the practice began to spread across the entire country.

With the occupation of India by Britain, the practice of yoga came to the attention of the West and it was not long before both the exercises and the mental attitude that is part of the proper part of the practice of yoga came to the attention of consumers across the globe.

Today the various practices such as Vedic Yoga have captured the imagination of practitioners across the globe. For many people the practice of yoga conjures up images of stretching exercises – however, that is only the tip of the iceberg as far as yoga is concerned. There are depths of philosophy that can be explored by those who wish to know more about the practice of yoga.

Perhaps one of the most influential texts and philosophy’s of yoga is the so-called ‘Bhagavad-Gita’ of which Mahatma Gandhi was a follower. It speaks about the unity of all living things.

The answer to the question of who founded yoga is one that is unlikely to be answered anytime soon. This is a discipline that has evolved over centuries and it is up to the individual to learn and grow at their own pace while following what is not a discipline – but rather a philosophy.