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Relationship between Sanatana Dharma and Yoga

Hindu Dharma is not a religion of dogma but is a vast culture having its own scientific and artistic theories. It is the modern version of what we call as Sanatana Dharma. The principles of the eternal order take a person to the pathways of self-discovery. These have their roots in Vedic lineages comprehensive of yogic science which deals with different aspects of life. The relationship between Sanatan Dharma and Yoga brings forward certain truths of life. Their interconnectedness is something to be looked upon.

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Dharma as a Vedic term gives the detailed meanings of laws of nature and truth. Every action has an in-depth meaning and reason according to the Dharma. For example, It is the dharma of fire to burn, or it is the dharma of a cow to give milk. Likewise, it is the dharma of human beings to reach the heights of spiritual consciousness. This practice of entering the milestones of human Dharma requires a person to free himself from all attachments and biases, which forms the basis of Yoga.

Hindus believe in the spiritual and religious teachings given by the universal Dharma i.e. the Sanatana Dharma, as reflected in the Vedas. Yoga, on the other hand, is again a broad system practiced with the motive of achieving self-realization goals. Anyone and everyone can practice yoga regardless their religion. Even an atheist can perform Yoga except for the Bhakti Yoga which is done in the name of God.

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Yoga is the Union of Jivatama (Individual Soul) and Paramatma ( Supreme Soul) and Hindu Dharma is fully dedicated in the name of the supreme power. The concepts of energy, awareness, and matter are fundamental to the ancient philosophies of Hindu, Dharma, and Yoga.

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Hindu Dharma believes in reincarnation which means that your karma is what defines your life in the next birth. The religion says that Good Dharma is equivalent to Good Karma. In order to be free from all negativities in next birth, it is important to live life according to the righteous dharma. A good life can be lead only through a good mind and hence, yoga helps you achieve the peace of mind.

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