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Yoga Final

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Patanjali
considered to be the father of yoga because he was the first one to write down the practices of yoga
Yoga Sutras
Patanjali's writings
Raja Yoga
Patanjali's 8 fold path is derived from this, also called ashtanga
We Study
1. relaxation
2. breathing techniques
3. asanas
4. concentration/meditation
5. the ethics- philosophy
ethics of yoga
yamas: restraints (donts)
niyamas: the personal disciplines (dos)
asanas
postures
pranayama
breath control
pratyahara
internalization of the outgoing attention
dharana
concentration
dhyana
meditation
samadhi
enlightenment
yamas
1. nonviolence (dont harm any living thing)
2. thruthfulness (dont lie and dont lie to yourself)
3. non-stealing (dont steal from yourself)
4. (a) celebacy: abstention from sex
(b) continence: dont waste your energies
5. non-possessiveness (greedlessness, use only what you need)
savasana
classical pose of relaxation
sanskrit
language
sukasana
seated position
pranayam
breathing techniques
surya namaskar
sun salutation
niyamas
1. purity (keep yourself clean in all areas)
2. contentment
3. study (learn to know yourself better and study the masters)
4. austerity (learn to withstand discomfort)
5. devotion: devote yourself to the highest within you
sutras
patanjalis writings
vinyasa
flowing form
yantra
used in meditation... circle with a black filled in circle in the middle
mandala
used in meditation... maze