Yoga Facts you may have never know
Yoga is a very popular practice in today’s world. Yoga has a very vast region to explore and it is almost impossible to find the end of it. There are lots of facts about Yoga about which people have less information, found in several texts of Hinduism like Srimad Bhagwat Geeta, Rigved, Upanishad, Gheranda Samhita, etc.
- 84 Lakh Asanas
- Modern World Need Yoga and Its Power
- Popularity of Yoga
- On 21st June World Record is Set in India
- Rishikesh is Known As The Capital of Yoga
- Yoga and Its Many Styles
- Swami Vivekananda
- Age of Yoga
84 Lakh Asanas
Yes, it is true, this sounds unbelievable but in early Hatha Yogic text “Goraksha Paddati” it is described that every asana is related to a species around us and there are around 84 lakh species. In Hindu culture and in spiritual texts of India it is mentioned that there are 84 lakhs species in this world including trees, bacteria, and animals, etc. It is believed that if one could pose or act like other species, one can get similar abilities like them.
For example Mayurasana, Mayur is a Sanskrit word it means peacock and peacock have an ability to digest anything if one could master the Mayusasana then the digestion power becomes so strong that a person is able to digest anything.
Modern World Need Yoga and Its Power
In the modern world, people are becoming multitasking. For people, they have lots of opportunities to learn anything, anywhere. They can connect with anyone around the world in just a couple of seconds. Modern tech is reliable, compatible, and reduces the effort on work which helps to save time for a person in which they use this time to learn different things.
For all these work a person needs the full capacity of his brain and body which could support exploring the new door of innovation.
The yogic practice has the power to increase the ability of mind and makes a healthy body. Better results in less time and doesn’t need much more from the pocket.
Popularity of Yoga
According to the recent study it is found that in the United States 37 million people are practicing Yoga which is increased by 50% as compared to the last 4 years, around the world the number is surprisingly going very high. The benefits and the practice of Yoga increasing the popularity day by day.
On 21st June World Record is Set in India
International Yoga Day is celebrated all over the world on 21st June since 2015. On this day in Rajpath present in India’s national capital, New Delhi along with prime minister Narender Modi 35985 participants of 84 nationalities perform 21 Asanas for 35 minutes. Since then the popularity of Yoga grown a lot around the world.
Rishikesh is Known As The Capital of Yoga
Rishikesh situated in the Uttrakhand State of India. It is one of the sacred places situated under the feet of the Himalayas and the holiest rivers (which is believed as a mother) “Ganga“.
People from all over the world come here for Yoga Teacher Training and other Yoga courses. This magical place is also known as Tapo Bhumi (Land for Practice and Meditation). There are numerous Ashrams present in Rishikesh which are famous to visit for Yoga and Meditation like Parmarth Niketan, Swarg Ashram, and Jairam Ashram, etc.
Yoga and Its Many Styles
Earlier there was mainly Hatha and Astanga Yoga (Patanjali Yoga) popular. Now there are many forms and styles that are discovered by different teachers such as Astanga, Iyenger, Vinyasa flow, and Kundalini Yoga, etc. and many more.
- Astanga Vinyasa a set of 6 series which is given by Shri K PatabiJois in the 20th century and he also established the Astanga Yoga research institute in Mysore, Karnataka India.
- Iyengar Yoga created by B.K.S Iyenger (Bellur, India).
- Kundalini Yoga, which focuses only on the awakening of Kundalini Shakti.
- Vinyasa flow means the movement of the body from one asana to another, synchronized with the breath.
He was the person who explores the knowledge of Indian Philosophies in the western world. Late 19th century and in the early 20th century the concept of Yoga was introduced by Swami Vivekananda in the western countries. After the success of Swami Vivekananda, other Yoga Gurus unfurl this knowledge to the west.
Age of Yoga
No one knows the exact time period when Yoga came into existence. It was first mentioned in the ancient text of Hindus, Rigveda which is also believed as a first-ever written text.
Lord Shiva also is known as AdiYogi is believed that he gave this knowledge of Yoga to their seven disciples then they spread this knowledge around the different corners of the world.