• Yoga, as a disciplined method for attaining a goal.
  • Yoga, as techniques of controlling the body and the mind.
  • Yoga, as a name of one of the schools or systems of philosophy.


Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.Yoga is considered as a philosophical school in Hinduism.

Patanjali Yoga

The Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to 400 CE by Sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from older traditions.

Typs of Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga

Universities in India

Yoga in India


Yoga began in the Indus-Saraswati civilisation more than 5,000 years ago. The Rig Veda is the first text that mentions the word yoga. The Bhagvad Gita, composed around 500 BC, is replete with details about yoga. 21 June is International Yoga Day.