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What are the Vedas?
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The Vedas are a large body of ancient Hindu spiritual texts.
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What are the Upanishads?
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The Upanishads are a set of ancients Indian writings that contain the first thorough explanations of meditative yoga practice.
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What is the Bhagavad Gita?
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The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
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What is Karma Yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita?
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It is the yoga of service.
It includes *acting* without consideration of desire or selfish nature.
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What is Jnana Yoga as described by the Bhagavad Gita?
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It is the yoga of knowledge.
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What is Bhakit Yoga as described by the Bhagavad Gita?
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It is the yoga of devotion.
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What text contains one of the earliest references to a practice that includes both asanas and pranayama?
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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What is considered by many to be the basic text on yoga?
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The Yoga Sutras
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What is samadhi?
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A blissful state where the practitioner is absorbed into oneness with the divine by releasing the ego.
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How many asanas do the Yoga Sutras describe?
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None
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What is Yama?
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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?
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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?
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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.