Based in Patanjali Sutras of the Vedic School, the Yoga Cult derives its origin in India. Patanjali has a set of 195 aphorisms which are curt passages, intended for easy memorization. They have a philosophic base and attempt to check the negative progress of mind, which tends to dwell in unwanted thoughts and adverse feelings. Yoga clarifies some esoteric concepts of life such as Karma, and endeavors to purify the body and mind.
The traditional Hatha Yoga consists of many aspects like Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras and Pranayama. A continuous practice of Yoga releases men from fatal diseases and chronic pains and endows them with a fresh lease of life.
An itinerary of Yoga practice consists of the following: Prayers and Meditation at the crack of dawn, followed by Asanas in the open and Pranayama, terminating in a breakfast session. After that, a short lecture on the various aspects of Yoga is delivered and people get to know the significance of the thing that they are practicing.
This is followed by a hand massage session, which is perhaps the most vital part of the entire period. Hand Massage or the scientific application of age old shastra, cures an ailing person completely, and herein lies the secret of Yoga Practice.
Different Schools that offers Yoga Relief:
There are numerous Yoga Research Centers and Institutions in Uttarakhand.
They are the following:
- The Yoga Study Centre
- Yoga Niketan Ashram
- Sivananda Ashram
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ayurvedic Centre
All these Yoga Research Centers endeavor to come in contact with the ailing men, giving them respite from the pangs of life, much like the temples of various Gods and Goddesses that they come to visit, in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand truly deserves its epithet of being the abode of Gods.
The most vital point is the ancient association of the Yoga Cult; it is hard to believe that the ancient people knew so much about life saving medicines. They left for us their sacred knowledge, wherein we find a new lease of life.