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Yoga in Daily Life by Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda is a comprehensive system of Yoga with a holistic approach to health, like Ayurveda. The main goal of the Yoga in Daily Life system is to attain and maintain physical health, mental health, social health, spiritual health and eventually achieve self realization. Based on the authentic Yoga tradition Yoga in Daily Life contains the pure essence of the original Yoga teachings and was developed specifically to suit the mind and lifestyle of modern civilisation. Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda (Swamiji), born on August 15, 1945 in Rupawas, Rajasthan, India, and has been living in Vienna, Austria since 1972. ... Holism (from holos, a Greek word meaning all, entire, total) is the idea that all the properties of a given system (biological, chemical, social, mental, linguistic, etc. ... Ayurveda (आयुर्वेद Sanskrit: ayu—life; veda—knowledge of) or ayurvedic medicine is a comprehensive system of medicine, first described by Charaka around the beginning of the Common Era, Presently the central document of Ayurveda is considered to be Charaka Samhita which is a treatise of 500 drugs compiled by Charaka under...

This system of Yoga offers a simple means of relief from both physical and mental stress – guiding the way to achieve good health, harmony, inner peace and spiritual development. Yoga in Daily Life is not limited only to the physically fit and able, but can be practised by people of all ages and states of health. Yoga in Daily Life has been introduced within the education system, at schools and universities, in rehabilitation spas and hospitals as well as in many yoga-centres throughout the world. Today, incorporated non-profit Yoga in Daily Life Associations are established in twenty countries around the world, each being actively involved in local, national and international community projects. Yoga is a family of ancient spiritual practices that originated in India, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means to enlightenment. ... American high school students in a school A school is most commonly a place designated for learning. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... A destination spa or resort spa is a business establishment which people visit for personal care treatments such as massages and facials in a hotel setting. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...

Basic teachings

Eka-Pada-Rajakapotasana or Single Legged Pidgeon Asana is Sanskrit for seat. It is no accident that this word be chosen to describe the posture of Yoga. ... Bhakti yoga is the Hindu term for the spiritual practice of fostering of loving devotion to God, called bhakti. ... A kriya (from the Sanskrit, deed, operation, effort) is a technique or practice within a yoga discipline, or more generally any practice with the goal of attaining higher knowledge. ... Jnana in Sanskrit means knowledge, and is often interpreted to mean knowledge of the true self. In the Vedanta school of the Hindu religion, to know Brahman as ones own Self is jnana. ... Karma (Sanskrit: कर्म from the root kri, to do, meaning deed) or Kamma (Pali: meaning action, effect, destiny) is a term that comprises the entire cycle of cause and effect. ... Kriya yoga is a system of Indian yoga that was revived in modern times by Lahiri Mahasaya. ... Pranayama is the fourth limb of Raja Yoga expounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. ... Raja Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga is one of the four major Yogic paths of Hinduism, the others being Karma yoga, Jnana yoga and Bhakti yoga. ... Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind, often formalized into a specific routine. ... Yoga Nidra, which literally means sleep of the yogis, is used to prepare both mentally and physically prior to seeking deeper levels of consciousness and awareness through meditation. ...

External links

  • Yoga in Daily Life (Official website)
  • Ayurveda Academy of Yoga in Daily Life (Official website)
  • Things to know before you start Yoga practise
  • Various types of Yoga Defined

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American Association of Yoga in Daily Life (663 words)
Karma Yoga is the way of selfless work for the benefit of all living beings.
In 2002 the Shree Vishwa Deep Gurukul Prathmik Vidyalaya, Yoga in Daily Life's primary school in Rajasthan, India, was founded.
The American Association of Yoga in Daily Life is built on a foundation of committed volunteers who are inspired by the opportunity to serve others through the practical and philosophical wisdom of yoga.
Yoga (1951 words)
The word Yoga originates from the Sanskrit word "Yuj" (literally, "to yoke") and is generally translated as "union" or "integration".
According to Yoga experts, the union referred to by the name is that of the individual soul with the cosmos, or the Supreme.
Yoga is also one of the six darshanas (schools) of Vedic/Hindu philosophy, and as such specifically refers to Raja Yoga, the royal path of divine meditation on the one Brahman, which was codified by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.
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