The Yoga Sutra, a collection of 196 short verses describing the nature of the mind and the way to train It, is composed by the sage Patan-jali. It will become a key text of the modern tradition.
body as temple
Tantra, a philosophy that sees everything worldly as an expression of the Divine energy, takes shape in India. Tantra will evolve over many centuries, validating the body as a spiritual vehicle and Including women and other members of society previously barred from sacred ritual.
all about Tantra
The great sage Abhinavagupta composes the 5,800-verse Tantraloka, making the philosophies and practices of Tantra easier to understand and contributing aesthetic elements that will increase Tantra's accessibility for the modern yogi.
line illustrations by Roderick Mills a watch
A video timeline of recent yoga history can be found at yogajournal.com/llvemag.
The Bhagavad Gita makes yoga accessible to householders by describing Krishna's teachings to his friend Arjuna in the midst of a great war. In simple poetry, Krishna describes the yogas of devotion (,bhakti), service (karma), meditation (raja), and study (jnana) as well as dozens of yoga techniques.
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A complete guide on Eastern practices of breathing, mental, psychic and spiritual development. The book teaches that Yoga is divided into several branches, ranging from that which teaches the control of the body, to that which teaches the attainment of the highest spiritual development.