(A still from the after session on the International day of Yoga at Valueleaf Services!)
On the International Day of Yoga, adjoined with the international music day sounded perfect for the two instruments of life to be celebrated with practice and joy!
Turning the pages of history, Yoga is practiced by the people since time immemorial. Generations earlier it was practiced as the essence of life. Today, it is still standing by the statement.
History in nutshell!
However, some believe that, Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development.
Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago.
What they arrived at?
The most renowned of the Yogic scriptures is the Bhagavad-Gîtâ, composed around 500 B.C.E. It is only then they coined and named the practice, “yoga”.
Not prejudiced by self-ego, the teaching of the sacrifice of the ego through knowledge, action (karma yoga) and wisdom (jnana yoga) was the conclusion by the eminent connoisseurs of the time.
The Classical period is defined by Patanjali’s Yoga-Sûtras, the first systematic presentation of yoga.
With this, written sometime in the second century, the describes the path of Raja Yoga, often called “classical yoga”.
And mainly, Patanjali is often considered the father of yoga, whose style influences the Modern yoga.
They developed Tantra Yoga, with radical and a-typical techniques to cleanse the body and mind to break the knots that bind us to our physical existence.
This led ways to the creation of Hatha Yoga.
Modern age Yoga
Hatha Yoga was strongly promoted in India with the work of T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda and other yogis practicing Hatha Yoga.
Parallel to this we had Swami Vivekananda, serving the information of Yoga to the World in 1893.
The delivery of yoga to the West culture sprouted it’s beans when Indra Devi opened her yoga studio in Hollywood in 1947.
On the 21st June 2019, Friday.
We at Valueleaf Services, a digital company surrogated the practice of yoga and it turned out surreal. A divine and calming experience. Looks like not many had the interest to attend the event, yet the event attracted a large number of people turning the evening to a pleasant experience.
Least did I know, Isha foundation took interest and introduced us to the true celebration of Yoga in a beautiful way.
Funny how, the blues and shies just went away when people initially started doing it. The crowd became calmer by the minute and the co-ordination was splendid.
Like the Inner peace within everyone was surfaced.
The sight was incredible and you can imagine the relief each one of them experienced when they did dwell in yoga.
Thank you ISHA FOUNDATION, for taking off your precious time on the International day of yoga to have enlightened us the need to practice yoga. We thank our graceful instructor, Ms.Pratima to have taken the initiative from ISHA FOUNDATIONS.
We thank Valueleaf Services for providing us an opportunity to explore Yoga on the very special day.
If only we could brand those fine evenings!