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1

What are the Vedas?

The Vedas are a large body of ancient Hindu spiritual texts.

2

What are the Upanishads?

The Upanishads are a set of ancients Indian writings that contain the first thorough explanations of meditative yoga practice.

3

What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

4

What is Karma Yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita?

It is the yoga of service.
It includes *acting* without consideration of desire or selfish nature.

5

What is Jnana Yoga as described by the Bhagavad Gita?

It is the yoga of knowledge.

6

What is Bhakit Yoga as described by the Bhagavad Gita?

It is the yoga of devotion.

7

What text contains one of the earliest references to a practice that includes both asanas and pranayama?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

8

What is considered by many to be the basic text on yoga?

The Yoga Sutras

9

What is samadhi?

A blissful state where the practitioner is absorbed into oneness with the divine by releasing the ego.

10

How many asanas do the Yoga Sutras describe?

None

11

What is Yama?

Yama describes the principles of ethical behavior one should follow in everyday life, in our relationships with other, and with ourselves.

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What is Yama?

Yama explains the principles of ethical behavior one should follow in everyday life, in our relationships with others and with ourselves.

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What is Niyama?

The niyamas are personal observances, a means of well- being that brings our attention from relationships with others to the intimacy of our relationship with ourselves.