Overview Of Yoga

At this section you will find the philosophies of Yoga.org.nz. These are our own personal views from our own life experiences. Here we will share with you a lot of simple keys and methods to how we view life in general. Also how the benefits that the practice of yoga can have on your everyday view on life.
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The roots of Yoga can be traced back roughly 5,000 years to the Indus Valley civilization, where seals depicting people performing asana’s (yoga postures) were used in trade along the river.

The meaning of Yoga, in its literal, Post-Classical sense, means "union," and is derived from the Sanskrit root word, yuj, meaning "to yoke" or "to unite." Hence, Yoga reunites all opposites – mind and body, stillness and movement, masculine and feminine, sun and moon – in order to bring reconciliation between them

There are several branches of Yoga the student may practice,
The Yoga of wisdom (Jnâna-Yoga);
The Yoga of meditation (Râja-Yoga);
The Yoga of physical processes (Hatha-Yoga);
The Yoga of service (Karma-Yoga);
and the Yoga of devotion (Bhakti-Yoga).

Basically, what Westerners view as "Yoga" is primarily the practice of asanas (exercises) and pranayama (breathing).

Through continuing dedication to the practice of yoga, the practitioner will begin to engage into the many other elements of yoga. Far beyond any workout routine, and begin to view there life in a more proactive state and become less reactive.

They will find an inner peace that will radiate outwards and life will become one of greater joy and experience.

The exercise of Yoga begins the student on a conscious
journey to discover what simply is.
Who are you?
and what you can become.