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Here are 8 facts you need to know about yoga

Kathmandu: Today marks the eighth International Yoga Day. The United Nations decided in 2014 to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21 every year.

As June 21 is a long day throughout the year, it has been decided to celebrate this day.

Lord Shiva was the first to teach yoga to Saptarishi. Saptarishi includes Kashyapa, Atri, Bhardwaj, Vishwamitra, Gautam, Yamadagni and Vashishta. It is believed that the tradition of yoga started from them later.

Yogeshwar refers to Lord Krishna. He was still young when he left Dharadham for Yogeshwar. He was 125 years old at the time.

The originator of the Yoga Sutras is Mahamuni Patanjali. He mentions Ashtanga Yoga in the Yoga Sutras, which include Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi.

Mahamuni Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is also called Yogadarshan, which has four chapters and 195 sutras.

Yoga means to connect. Yoga is the means by which life is connected to the world, that is, to nature.

There are many definitions of yoga. In the Gita, Lord Krishna calls skillfulness yoga. Mahamuni Patanjali has called mood control yoga.

The first mention of surgery is found in the Sushruta Samhita, which is believed to be about three thousand years older than today.

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