great indian..3.acharya patanjali (200 bce)..father of yoga.
June 29, 2007 12:38pm CST
Hi friends, I want to share to the whole world about India's great people whom even the Indians donot know much how great they are..If we donot remember them now, we shall forget them forever and the great works they did during their times because of which most world is running on.. I am starting 9 discussions on all the great people of India so please share ur what ever you know about them and let the whole world know how great really India is..please visit the remaining 8 and know abou them In this discussion, let us know about PATANJALI The Science of Yoga is one of several unique contributions of India to the world. It seeks to discover and realize the ultimate Reality through yogic practices. Acharya Patanjali, the founder, hailed from the district of Gonda (Ganara) in Uttar Pradesh. He prescribed the control of prana (life breath) as the means to control the body, mind and soul. This subsequently rewards one with good health and inner happiness. Acharya Patanjali's 84 yogic postures effectively enhance the efficiency of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems and many other organs of the body. Yoga has eight limbs where Acharya Patanjali shows the attainment of the ultimate bliss of God in samadhi through the disciplines of: yam, niyam, asan, pranayam, pratyahar, dhyan and dharna. The Science of Yoga has gained popularity because of its scientific approach and benefits. Yoga also holds the honored place as one of six philosophies in the Indian philosophical system. Acharya Patanjali will forever be remembered and revered as a pioneer in the science of self-discipline, happiness and self-realization.