Philosophy – Techniques
Yoga is an ancient philosophical system of self-knowledge.
In 300 bc Patanjali in his book Yoga Sutra described yoga as chitta-vrtti-nirohdah meaning "The cessation of the fluctuations of the mind", that is, to stop the wandering of the mind.
Patanjali developed the path of Raja Yoga naming Astangha yoga (Asta = eight Anga = limbs, called the eight-fold path, it is comprised of:
- Yama (abstentions - principles of conduct)
- Niyama (comments - Practice Principles)
- Asana (postures)
- Pranayama (control of bio-energy)
- Pratyahara (control of the five senses)
- Dharana (concentration)
- Dhyana (meditation)
- Samadhi (superconscious)
On our website initially we will try to develop five of the eight paths of yoga: