Yoga is an olden science comprised of different disciplines of mind and body. It has come from India 2500 years ago and is still reliable in bringing general health and well being to any person who does it frequently. The word yoga is based upon a Sanskrit verb Yuja. It indicates to connect, to culminate or to concur. It’s the culmination of body and mind or the conclusion of Jiva and Shiva (soul and the universal spirit). It’s also a culmination of Purush and Prakriti (Yin and Yang).
The term Yoga has a very broad scope. There are a number of schools or systems of Yoga. Dnyanayoga (Yoga through understanding), Bhaktiyoga (Yoga through dedication), Karmayoga (Yoga through action), Rajayoga (Royal or supreme Yoga) and Hathayoga (Yoga by balancing opposite principles of body). All of these schools of Yoga are not always extremely various from each other. They are rather like threads of the very same fabric, entangled into each other. For countless years, Yoga has been looked upon as an effective method of self-improvement and spiritual knowledge. All these systems essentially have this same purpose; just the ways of accomplishing it are little bit various for each of them. In its most popular kind, the term Yoga has pertained to connect with the last of these systems which is Hathayoga. For the function of this short article too, the term Yoga is used with the exact same significance. Although, when it concerns Philosophy of Yoga, which is at completion of this article, the term Yoga will have a wider scope.