Series of yoga poses on Any development of a truly Western form of yoga will have to address the issues raised by these presuppositions. Will Western practitioners of yoga want to subscribe to or be comfortable with a cyclical view of time and the idea of an ideal system of social regulation? Will they want to accept the law of karma and the resultant samsaric process as an accurate account of the fundamental forces that determine human life and experience? Will they accept the kind of macrocosm-microcosm correspondences that ancient yoga texts presume to exist, and, perhaps most significantly, will they accept an understanding of language that puts it in a non-arbitrary relationship with the world of things? Would a system of yoga that rejected these presuppositions and claims still be yoga? To answer this question we need to determine what we mean by yoga and how it differs from other kinds of spirituality. We will return to this issue in a later chapter. With these background concepts and issues in mind, we can proceed to investigate yoga in the context of the texts in which it is first mentioned. Post 2 YOGA IN THE TEXTS OF THE VEDA The texts of the Veda (Veda means knowledge ) are commonly divided into four groups. The first of these is Samhita (the four collections of Vedic hymns: the Rg, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas). The second is Brahmana (commentaries and interpretations of the hymns along with guidance on the conduct of rituals and some philosophical speculations). Series of yoga poses 2016.
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