Most yoga studios that I have attended mentioned NOTHING about religion! but even hindu doesnt need perticular deity or god. We go to yoga for a variety of reasons, including the physical benefits like strengthening our body or to sweat in a heated room. Today's new yoga teachers might excite people by offering a chant, an om, or show up to class with a wrist wrapped in mala beads because dancing with spirituality is relatively benign. There are many types of Yogaâ¦find a yoga teacher or studio that does not practice chanting the names of Hindu Gods. Yoga in General. Last year, a yoga class was banned from a church hall in the UK. The little â¦ someone mentioned yoga was der before vedas. Yoga has been a controversial practice among Western Christians for a while now. â¦ Other Sanskrit texts treat kundalini as a technical term in tantric yoga, such as the á¹¢aá¹-cakra-nirÅ«pana and the PÄdukÄ-pañcaka. Different schools of yoga have different teachings and emphases, but in general they teach the following. What religion does yoga come from? its his/her choice. Hatha yoga is the aspect of yoga that focuses on the physical body through special postures, breathing exercises, and concentration or meditation. The Yoga Sutras may mark the formal origin of yoga as a system. "Yoga is a Hindu spiritual exercise," said the priest, Father John Chandler. Iam preecher of yoga. But denying that YOGA Paatanjalam is NOT Religion is difficult to swallow. agree dt Yoga is not directly connected to hinduism. What is the true origin of yoga? For some, practicing yoga the way we do in America is sacrilege, but not if we keep standing by the ruling that yoga isn't a religion. Stores are filled with yoga clothing, equipment, books, and videos; churches and synagogues offer yoga classes to their congregants, with some Christian communities claiming to offer âChristian-basedâ programs; and even the in secular world paeans to and critiques of yoga fill the bookstore shelves. The actual word "yoga" was not known to be used until the Upanishads (800-200 A.D.) in the Katha, Svetasvatara, and Maitri, Yogatattva Upanishads). Suggested origins are the Indus Valley Civilization (3300â1900 BCE) and pre-Vedic Eastern states of India, the Vedic period (1500â500 BCE), and the Åramaá¹a movement. Many Westen YOGA Practioners (if NOT all) do NOT even know who sarva sri.Patanjali (why he gets that name) and Swaathmaaraamam. There is no consensus on its chronology or specific origin other than that yoga developed in ancient India. The practice focused purely on the physical poses, the breathing exercises that calm our minds and meditation that can increase peace and awareness. yess its open culture not religion. But, most of us know very well that our yoga practice offers benefits that reach far deeper than just the physical. In the last few years yoga, to use Internet lingo, has gone viral. The Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad is listed in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads. Since this canon was fixed in the year 1656, the Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad was compiled in the first half of the 17th century at the latest. It is a means to prepare the body for the spiritual exercises, with fewer obstacles, in order to achieve enlightenment. are.--They know only Iyengar Yoga--Iyer Yoga--Mudaliar Yoga--Vikram Yoga--Thakram Yoga and all that. vedas comes in wrriten form when writting techniques were developed. itsveryopenculter. But teachers within India's traditions-Vedantins, Vaishnavas, Shaivites-properly cite more ancient texts as evidence that yoga existed before Patanjali systematized the general principles into specific practices, which were to yield often-extraordinary results. The History of Yoga and the Origin of Yoga: How the Practice Has Evolved Into What We Practice Today. Yoga is also mentioned in the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita. The practice of yoga is based on the belief that man and God are one. The attractive couple on the television screen gracefully moved their bodies into the next yoga pose: arms extended, head tilted slightly back, a deep breath in.In front of the TV set, a seven-year-old girl and her mother did their best to mimic the posture.