YOGA & MEDITATION
Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. Specifically, yoga is one of the six astika schools of Hindu philosophy. One of the most detailed and thorough expositions on the subject is the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, which defines yoga as "the stilling of the changing states of the mind. Yoga has also been popularly defined as "union with the divine" in other contexts and traditions.
Various traditions of yoga are found in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. Hindu monks, beginning with Swami Vivekananda, brought yoga to the West in the late 19th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. This form of yoga is often called Hatha yoga. Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as a complementary intervention for cancer, schizophrenia, asthma and heart patients.In a national survey, long-term yoga practitioners in the United States reported musculo–skeletal and mental health improvements. Kailash Residency situated at Narayankoti, nestled among the Himalayan Mountains makes the perfect setting for yoga practices.