Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West since the 1960s. Wherever you go now, people talk about "yoga," but many don't know what yoga is or how it works to help you.
In this short article we want to explain the true meaning and purpose of the ancient Indian yoga system, the birthplace of all yoga systems. Then we can decide whether the popular Bhagavad Gita is just another book or actually yoga that you can practice every day. For this, you must go through the introduction to Bhagavadgita.
What is yoga? Let's look more closely at what yoga really is, depending on the source of yoga – the Vedas. The term yoga comes from the words "yoke" or "connected". According to the authoritative Indian Vedic writings, yoga discusses the consciousness of living beings.
Awareness always applies to someone and this is important to note because it helps you understand all the other details. The idea is to "connect" individual consciousness with the wider and wider universe.
The whole system is based on scientific knowledge that living things are separate beings, separate from the material body and mind.
The yoga system must realize this fact through a process. Sometimes this process is completely mechanical, like Hatha Yoga, often with a breath to help, and then with meditation and concentrated concentration. Regardless of the process, the goal is to experience the separate reality of living entities as conscious spiritual sparks.