Yoga Philosophies That You Need To Know

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In today's modern world, Yoga has become a very popular subject, and Yoga philosophies are also becoming more and more interested. Especially for those who want to become a Yoga instructor, Yoga philosophy is even more important.

Yoga is more than just postures, it is a holistic approach to life. In this article, let's learn with Nguyen about the philosophies of Yoga and how it helps us balance in life.

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Origins of Yoga Philosophy

History Of Yoga

Yoga is a system of philosophy and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Yoga appeared about 5000 years ago, in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. The word Yoga was first mentioned in the oldest texts, the Vedas. The Vedas are a collection of songs, mantras and rituals used by the Vedic priests.

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Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Sutras: The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali – Foundations in Yoga Philosophy

The Yoga Sutras (Yoga Sutras of Patañjali) – is a collection of Sanskrit scriptures on the theory and practice of Yoga considered one of the most important works of Yoga, as it provides complete guidance on the practice of Yoga following eight steps or eight branches. Nguyen also has an article about the eight limbs in Yoga, you can refer to it here: 8 branches in Yoga


Dharma is an important concept in many Indian philosophies and religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. It can be understood as a law or principle for human behavior and personal lifestyle.

Applying Yoga Philosophy to Modern Life

Living for the present: Yoga encourages us to live in the present, to be fully aware of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings. In a fast and busy world, practicing this lifestyle helps reduce stress and increase concentration.

Live in balance: In modern society with stress and pressure, finding balance in daily life, diet and work helps improve both physical and mental health.

Health care: Yoga philosophy promotes physical health, you should regularly perform Yoga postures (asanas) to improve flexibility and strength, especially for people working in the office.

Live healthily and humbly: We need to live healthily, do no harm, and be tolerant towards ourselves and others. In a world full of conflict and tension, tolerance and empathy can create better relationships and harmonious societies.

Discover yourseft: Modern life often focuses on external success, discover your true nature.

Respect nature: Yoga philosophy reminds of the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of respecting nature. Love and protect nature to create balance.

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Practice Yoga in nature

Volunteer with heart: Yoga encourages charity and non-profit work. Participating in volunteering or helping others is a way to give back and create meaning in society.

The Importance of Yoga Philosophy

Yoga philosophy plays an important role not only for Yoga teachers, but also for beginners or those who are curious about the world of Yoga. Here is the importance of Yoga philosophy that you need to know:

Expand your thinking: Yoga philosophy is not just for teachers, it is also an interesting source of inspiration and insight for those who do not necessarily intend to become Yoga teachers. By learning about this philosophy, you can discover the fun and benefits that Yoga brings, opening a new door to your thinking and soul.

Improved action: Yoga philosophy has the ability to improve human actions to become more positive and healthy. No matter what profession you do, Yoga philosophy will help you do everything with your heart, and treat everything around you more sincerely and altruistically.

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Building a Yoga community: Yoga Philosophy promotes a sense of solidarity and social connection within the Yoga community, helping to create a supportive and united environment within the academy and beyond the classroom.

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Indian Yoga Community

Yoga is not only a physical practice, but you also have to practice your thinking and lifestyle to improve your life to become more meaningful and better. Nguyen hopes that the above shares will be useful on your path to conquering Yoga. Please see and look forward to more articles about Meditation and Yoga at Nguyen Yoga website, besides there are also many other useful videos on the channel Youtube Nguyen Yoga that you can refer to.

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