There are mainly five basic principles that govern modern yoga and they are given by Swami Sivananda.
The 5 basic principles include proper relaxation, proper exercise, proper breathing, proper diet and proper thinking with meditation.
Therefore this was the brief history of yoga and various aspects related to it. Therefore before practicing yoga it is very mandatory to control your breathing process because breathing controls every part of the body and take care of it.
A brief review on history of yoga
Yoga is not about merely breathing rather it is the sum of increasing your strength and flexibility by practicing various postures.
Basically it is the way of life it makes a person how to transform to the transience of the ego.
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Spiritual discipline is the real meaning of yoga in the religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. There are many aspects of yoga. The very expect is to connect with the divine and feel the power of soul by meditation and along with increasing the body strength in order to face any diseases. The exercises of yoga has been constantly practiced over 1000 of years ago. However, the exact birth of yoga is uncertain however, some pieces of information that has been gathered from the history makes us believe that it belongs to the Vedic period.
Evidence of yoga is found in the Rig-Veda around 3000 BC. Rig-Veda is a composition of hymns. The main composition of rig Veda includes divine harmony, prayer and being greater in all respects of humanitarian.
The primary aim of this Veda was to heal the members of the community. It was a kind of applied science to individuals in order to cure their diseases it mainly focused later on a change to the sense that is self-enlighten became the ultimate goal. By the starting of 6th century BC the position and meditation became a critical element in Hinduism afterwards they were spread to Buddhism and Jainism.