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Vedic Yoga?

MBelleK2010-07-04 15:36:26 +0000 #1
Can anyone tell me what, specifically, this term means?
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 15:51:50 +0000 #2
The woman who's teaching it could tell you

Vedic may refer to a period of time in ancient India or directly to the Vedas, one of Yoga's oldest sacred texts.

Teaching that which is in the Vedas would be vedic yoga, I presume.
Pandara2010-07-04 16:24:38 +0000 #3
Hi,

According to most histories on yoga the development of Yoga can be divided into 5 periods:

1. Vedic Yoga

2. Pre-classical Yoga

3. Classical Yoga

4. Post-classical Yoga and

5. Modern Yoga

Vedic Yoga actually refers to a time period and not so much to a specific type or style of yoga, although there might be teachers who would like to call their style of yoga Vedic Yoga. Then one should differentiate between the style and period.

During the Vedic Yoga time period people used rituals, ceremonies and offerings to a great extend as they believed it connect them to the Spirit world. It was also a time when people turned mostly to the Vedic Yogis for illumination and guidance.

About the style, I can't tell you much, sorry. As IA says ask the person who started it.
MBelleK2010-07-04 15:57:21 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by InnerAthlete



The woman who's teaching it could tell you

Vedic may refer to a period of time in ancient India or directly to the Vedas, one of Yoga's oldest sacred texts.

Teaching that which is in the Vedas would be vedic yoga, I presume.

I practice at home.

I have not been taught Vedic Yoga by anyone, I heard it on a yoga-demo video on youtube, but could not find anything about it anywhere else.
Prascina2010-07-04 15:59:04 +0000 #5
Why IA persumed it to be a woman rather than a person?
suryadaya2010-07-04 16:53:05 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Pandara



Hi,

According to most histories on yoga the development of Yoga can be divided into 5 periods:

1. Vedic Yoga

2. Pre-classical Yoga

3. Classical Yoga

4. Post-classical Yoga and

5. Modern Yoga

Vedic Yoga actually refers to a time period and not so much to a specific type or style of yoga, although there might be teachers who would like to call their style of yoga Vedic Yoga. Then one should differentiate between the style and period.

During the Vedic Yoga time period people used rituals, ceremonies and offerings to a great extend as they believed it connect them to the Spirit world. It was also a time when people turned mostly to the Vedic Yogis for illumination and guidance.

About the style, I can't tell you much, sorry. As IA says ask the person who started it.

Know any good books on the histories of yoga? Or where else did you find this list of five categories? I'm extremely interested in studying it.

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