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The History of Yoga in India

It’s generally agreed that there are three main periods of yoga dissemination.

1. Prehistoric: The teachings were handed down from master to student orally, with no written record. These teachings were supposedly passed on by gurus who lived in forest hermitages
2. Historic: The practice of passing on teachings from gurus to disciples continued in forest retreats, but with a mixture of oral and written traditions
3. Modern: Bringing together of teachings from many sources, frequently making use of written sources without the need for a teacher to instruct students.

The Beginnings of Yoga
The beginnings of Yoga are shrouded in the mists of time. What’s not in doubt is the fact that yoga has been in existence for at least 2,500 years, but many experts also believe that it’s more likely to be around 5,000 or even 10,000 years. One of the difficulties with attempting to date the first awakenings of the yoga movement is that in the early days it was an oral tradition, passed down from teacher to student. Eventually, the theories and practices began to be recorded, but initially this was on fragile palm leaves, which have not stood the test of time. Only in later years were more permanent ways found to record the important aspects of this ancient practice. Continue reading The History of Yoga in India

Yogis: from Tramps to Trend


Yogis as homeless tramps is a shocking perspective for westerners that had been practicing Yoga as a way for achieving health, fitness and peaceful minds.  However, that is exactly how Yogis were seen in past centuries in India and if I dare say, still today in a lot of places around the ancient country. Continue reading Yogis: from Tramps to Trend

Bhavana Yoga School : Changing our lives by our Attitudes


Yoga without  Postures

Yoga without any twisting here and there or Headstands might sound completely weird for us, modern practitioners. But knowing that by our  Yoga classes today we already have benefits such as the management of anxiety, stress and depression we are encouraged to check out other approaches in Yoga Continue reading Bhavana Yoga School : Changing our lives by our Attitudes

Choosing YTT in India

You probably have practiced yoga for a couple of years or even not, but, somehow, decided to either go for an intensive to deepen your practice or to properly receive tools so you can become a teacher. Maybe even you just want to take some time out of your ordinary world and practice. Whatever it is, Yoga Teacher Trainings are a trend nowadays and we are here to make it clear for you so you can choose properly. Take a few breaths because it might be a lot of information, but still come with us. Continue reading Choosing YTT in India