Gopeshwari Didi will explain, in simple terms, the origins of Yoga, and how this knowledge will assist with our spiritual progress.
The Origins of Yoga, before Patanjali
Yoga is one of the oldest sciences of the world originated from India, which is very useful for both getting and maintaining the physical, mental and moral health. This yoga was started with the development of civilization. According to one of the classical texts of yoga known as Hathayoga pradipika, Lord Shiva is the first teacher of yoga, where as Bhagavad-Gita tells Lord Krishna is the first teacher of yoga.
Yoga has become a buzz word in the western world. Numerous yoga studios have sprung up in every town of every country of the world. But this word “yoga” does not exist in the Sanskrit scriptures. The actual word is “Yog”, which means union. It refers to the union of the individual consciousness with the divine consciousness, and its origins go back to the “beginning of beginningless time”. Gopeshwari Didi will explain, in simple terms, what this actually means, and how this knowledge will assist with our spiritual progress.
Supported by the Yoga Teachers Association
What: Lecture: The Origins of Yoga
When: Sunday, 12 January 2014
Where: T.S. Hall, 310 South Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $10 donation