Yoga In The School Of Yoga And Hatha Yoga

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Yoga is a school of astika. Yoga is a school that emphasizes on dhyana (meditation), samadhi (contemplation) and kaivalya (liberation). Yoga helps attain the ultimate goal of moksha, which means liberation and release. Yoga is a practice, physical, mental and spiritual, that aims to transform the body and mind. The term yoga came from the literal meaning “yoking” but came to be applied to the “yoking of the mind and the body”. Yoga also means ‘combined’. The term yoga can be originated from either the two, yujir yoga ie, to yoke and yuj samadhau, ie, to concentrate. A lot of philosophers considered either or both and gave their own explanations to the same. In the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the root yuj samadhau is taken as the correct ethymology. A person who follows and practices yoga with a high level of commitment is a yogi or a yogini. Yoga assumes the metaphysics of Samkhya. Yoga has been applied to different thoughts and practices. The well known schools or practices are the Buddhist practices, Jain practices and Hindu schools. The Hindu schools are Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Laya Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a type of yoga- a system of physical exercise. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which constitutes classical Ashtanga Yoga ie, the eight limbs, is often labelled as Raja Yoga, which is also one of the well known schools of yoga in Hinduism. Studies have also tried to determine the usefullness of yoga as an extended helping hand as a remedy for

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