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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to yoga

astOne basis-hundreds of schools
The basis on which created dozens of different schools of Yoga is Hatha Yoga. Its creator is the Sage Patanjali, a few thousand years ago amounted to a serious philosophical system of interaction of the body and mind and called his work “the Yoga Sutras”. Based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali subsequently appeared many systems, and most of them, in fact, one framework in detail often contradict each other. This does not prevent all schools to coexist and to attract adherents and followers. In Sanskrit, Yoga means “relationship”, and despite the confusion in interpretations of yoga, most of the schools, which survived until our days, equally benefit the millions of newcomers who decided to build a new life around the rubber mat. (more…)