Yoga is an integral part of Indian culture and religion. What began as a sadhana (practise) associated with a religious system and operated as the practical limb of Indian philosophy gradually morphed into a philosophical system of its own accord thanks to the groundbreaking work of Patanjali. Yoga today has become a worldwide phenomenon and has caught the fancy of people everywhere. It is largely known to be a form of exercise that keeps body and mind healthy and fit. However, it also has a philosophical background which is the theme of this book.
The primary goal of yoga is the liberation of the individual and since this also happens to be the goal of traditional Indian philosophizing, yoga found itself becoming an integral part of Indian religious practice.
About the Author:
Ian Pinto is a Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) hailing from Panaji, Goa. He completed his Master of philosophy with a specialization in philosophy of communication from Divyadaan: Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nashik. He composed two anthologies of poems Pen Downs (2018) and A Season of Fruit (2020) and have written articles on philosophy, theology, spirituality, culture, motivation, politics and youth issues for newspapers, magazines, and journals, both national and international. Besides being a Blogger, he’s very active on social media.