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Sometimes people who practice yoga asanas become proud of their ability to bend and twist their bodies into advanced yoga postures. They like to show off their skill and may be quite competitive in their practice. But this desire for recognition reveals an agitated mind and a sense of false pride-not the signs of a real yogi.

1. Ahimsa - Non-Violence.

Non-Violence in thought, word, and action is the highest priority for a yogi. Peacefulness is the key to a better world and it is based upon the idea that all life is sacred. Fear, weakness, ignorance, and suffering are the causes of violence. A yogi understands this and feels compassion to those who are violent, trying to do his/her best to eradicate the root of violence with love.

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 Yoga postures have been recognized on statues that have been dug out in the region of Ierapetra and other places ofCreteand they are dated between 4000 – 3000 b.c. 

 

Certainly, these archeological findings alone wouldn’t be enough evidence to confirm such a relationship, if there wasn’t another very serious indication

 

ravdosasklhpeioyIt is interesting to see the link between the yogic symbolization of kundalini and the ancient Greek myth of Asklepius. In tantric texts kundalini is conceived as the primal power or energy illustrated as a sleeping serpent in mooladhara (base) chakra.The serpent has always been a symbol of efficient consciousness.

Yoga is India’s greatest gift to the world...

Krishnamacharya

history of yogaThe development of Yoga can be traced back to over 5000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10.000 years old. Yoga's long, rich history begins from Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5.000 years ago. The word 'Yoga' was first mentioned in the oldest sacred text, the Rig Veda.

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