The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” that means to join, to unite, to attach.

Yoga developed in India with the pre-aryan civilisation through 5000 years. Yoga is found in three important traditions:

- spiritual tradition both orthodox (induism and buddhism) and heterodox (yoga, sannyasin, sadhu, siddha);
- philosophical tradition (one of the six Darshana, schools of thought),
- medical tradition (as a method for prevention and maintenance of health of Ayurvedic Medicine)

A lot of historians agree that Yoga was part of worldwide culture and that this tradition has been kept alive by some induist and buddhist communities in the north of India that handed it down for generations, up to nowadays.

Paramahamsa Satyananda wisely knew how to integrate techniques coming from Tantra, Samkhya , Vedanta and from different branches of Yoga in a method known as “Satyananda Yoga or Bihar Yoga”, that is complete and systematic and particularly well suited for the people living in this age of frantic and stressing life conditions.

For more than twenty years He took care of spreading this method in Europe, the USA and Australia also adding to it scientific researches that clearly and widely show the effectiveness and validity of the practices that it includes, both for what concerns spirituality and wellbeing.

Thanks to the completeness of the Satyananda Yoga, the Indian Government recognised, in the year 2000, the Bihar Yoga Bharati, as the University for Advanced Yoga Studies.

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