According to the Vishnu Purana, “The country that lies north of the ocean and the south of the snowy mountains is called Bharat for there dwells the descendants of the Bharat”.
Bharatvarsha which was later referred to as India, is and has been an epicentre of wisdom and knowledge.
Due to various factors this ancient wisdom was lost to the world, but is now seeing a renaissance and relevance in today’s restless and fast paced world.
One of the Bharat’s greatest contribution to the world is its Yoga science.
Dr.C.G.Jung, the famous Swiss psychologist pays tribute to Yoga science with his words (quoted from Autobiography of a Yogi, by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda) –
“Quite apart from the charm of the new and the fascination of the half understood, there is good cause for Yoga to have many adherents. It offers the possibility of controllable experience, and thus satisfies the scientific need of ‘facts’, and besides this, by reason of its breath and depth, its venerable age, its doctrine and method, which include every phase of life, it promises undreamed-of-possibilities”.
The ancient tradition of Yoga is universal and evolutionary science, preserved and transmitted from ions through an unbroken lineage of exalted beings (yogis & rishis).
Yoga is not a religion as it does not encourage any kind of religious dogma or belief. It is the science of living.
With its holistic outlook, Yoga has many dimensions and multiple facets, each catering to a specific aspect of life and human development; – Hatha, Jnana, Karma, Raja and so on.
Finally all these bypaths leads to one goal – “Union of soul with Spirit” which is in fact the very definition of the term Yoga.
At Bodhidham, we believe and nurture this very philosophy of “holistic development” through a balanced living through Yoga and provides the aspirants a channel through which they strive to attain this union.