The Origin Of Yoga And It's Significance In Indian Culture
18, Nov 2019, 5:15 PM IST
The art of practicing yoga holds a particular significance within Indian culture as a set of spiritual, physical, and mental exercises that hold its origins within the country. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature.
In today's episode of Culture 'Shauk', we take a look at the origin of yoga and its revival in contemporary India.