Why classical study of yoga is required?

Swami Vivekananda

Every part of the world knows about yoga. Though it is of Indian Origin, it is practiced world-wide. Hundreds and hundreds of yoga institutes today are teaching yoga. Thousands and Thousands are practicing  or aspiring to practice yoga today.

Yoga has been institutionalised. Every yoga institute teaches yoga in a special way, as if it has been invented by them. They keep the techniques as their private property. Does they have the private property rights over the techniques by just simply modifying the techniques taught by traditional yoga scriptures or yogic guru parampara? 

Yoga has been commercialised today. In India, until the influence of western culture, yoga was not institutionalised or commercialised. Earlier no yoga guru was teaching yoga for making money. Of course, they accepted some money as Guru Dakshinai. Money was not their motive.  

But a modern day Guru, makes huge money by institutionalising the yoga. The techniques taught by him are those techniques taught by our Yoga scriptures or Guru parampara. He just modify the technique and give a new name. 

Yoga is not a private property. Indian sages taught it for the betterment of mankind. 

The knowledge of yoga scriptures will make the aspirant understand the commercialisation of yoga. Every one who is aspiring to learn yoga should have the knowledge of yoga scriptures. Hence the aim of this blog is to disperse the knowledge of yoga scriptures. 


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