Hinduism Essays

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The word Yoga comes from the root yuj, "to yoke or join." It is used to suggest the union of the individual self (atman). with the Highest Self (Brahman). Yoga is the means to integrate the body with the mind and the lower self with the higher self.

Through yoga, one can achieve perfection of the physical, mental and lower selves and prepare ones journey into higher consciousness through the awakening of the Kundalini and other latent powers.

Purely as a physical exercise, yoga can aid us in keeping our bodies and minds in perfect balance and at peace.

Yoga is the most important contribution of Hinduism to the modern world.

The practice of yoga is a sure way to hasten the process of our evolution into higher beings of the transcendental realms.

The following is a compilation of resources available at Hinduwebsite.com on Yoga, its principles and practices in the form of articles, videos, audios and eBooks. We hope they will provide you with a basic understanding of the theory, principles and practice of yoga.

According to the established tradition, yoga should be practiced only under the guidance of a skilled practitioner. So for actual practice of yoga, please contact an expert in the field.


What is the Purpose of Yoga in Today's World?

The Five Yamas (Restraints) of Ashtanga Yoga

Yamas and Niyamas In Yoga

Yamas and Their Significance in Spiritual Life

Four Parts of Yoga

Devotion and Meditation in Hinduism

The History of Yoga, References in the Upanishads

Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali

The Meaning and Purpose of Yoga

Spiritual Approach to the Problem of Stress

Healing Your Consciousness - Advanced Self-healing Techniques

The History, Practice, Benefits and Types of Yoga

Yoga Sutras of Patanajali

Objective Concentration Techniques

Benefits of Yoga on Life and Longevity

Yoga Exercises and Techniques

Yoga's Best Kept Secrets

The Yoga Sutras - A Brief Summary by Chapter

What is Brahmacarya in Hinduism?

The Concept of Chakras or Energy Centers Of The Human Body

What is Ahimsa, Non-violence or Non-injury?

What is Citta or Chitta?

What is Dhyana? Definition and Significance

The Yoga Sutras - A Brief Summary by Chapter

What is Buddhi Yoga?

What Karma mean?

Om, Aum, Pranava or Nada in Mantra and Yoga traditions

Ascetic Traditions and Practices in Hinduism

The Concept of Liberation, Moksha or Nirvana

The Meaning of Nirvana

A Comparative Study of Yoga and Advaita

Panca Darsana - A New Theory of Knowledge

Sadhana Chatushtayam - Way to Salvation

Understanding Death and Impermanance

Jivanmukti, the state of Liberation

Thought Forms By Dr.Annie Besant

The Sevenfold Nature of Human Body

Total Mind Body Awareness

The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath, by Yogi Ramacharaka

Sri Aurobindo on Yoga

The yoga and its objects by Sri Aurobindo

An essay on yoga and skills by Sri Aurobindo

The Paradox of Non-violence practiced by Gandhi

How to Practice Silence

Find Your Inner Guru, the Truth Inside You

The Ten Great Reflection of Spiritual Life

What is Intelligence? A Definition of Intelligence.

Seeing Things As They Are - The Zen approach

What is Compassion and How to Cultivate it?

Understanding Our Attachments And The Practice of Non-Attachment

What is enlightenment?

What is freedom?

Philosophy - Darsana

Introduction to Hinduism - Prakriti

The Kapila And The Pâtañjala Samkhya Yoga

The Sankhya Philosophy of Hinduism

Samkhya and Yoga in Hinduism and Buddhism

The Essential Yoga philosophy

Texts and Translations

Patanjali Yogasutras Translated by Octavian Sarbatoare

The Yoga Sutras - Featured Translations

Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali by Charles Johnston

The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga

The Yogasutras of Patanjali BonGiovanni

An introduction to yoga by Annie Besant

Yoga Vashisht, The Abridged Version

The Great Systems of Yoga, Index

Relax With Yoga

A History Of Indian Philosophy - Index page

A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga by yogi Ramacharaka Index


The Traditional Definitions of Yoga

Karmayoga In The Service Of Hinduism

The Nature Of Citta According To The Yoga Sutra

Success Principles From The Yoga Sutra

The Original Meaning Of Yoga

The Meaning Of Yoga

Yoga & Its Primordial Roots

The Origins and History of Yoga


What is Citta

The meaning and significance of Nirvana

If truth is all you want

What is your natural state of mind?


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