Mee Yoga

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Welcome To Mee Yoga

Meaning of Yoga

Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. The science of Yoga imbibes the complete essence of the Way of Life.

History of Yoga

Yoga is more than 10,000 years old. The earliest mention of the contemplative tradition is found in the oldest surviving literature Rig Veda, in Nasadiya Sukta. It dates back to the Indus-Saraswati civilization. The Pashupati seal from the selfsame civilization shows a figure sitting in a yogic posture, further corroborating its prevalence in those ancient times. However, the earliest mention of the practices that later became part of yoga are found in the oldest Upanishad, Brihadaranyaka. The practice of Pranayama finds a mention in one of its hymn and Pratyahara in Chandogya Upanishad. The first appearance of the word “yoga” with the same meaning as we know today, perhaps happens for the first time in Kato Upanishad, a mukhya or important Upanishad, embedded in the last eight sections of the Katha school of Yajurveda. Yoga here is seen as a process of inner journey or ascent of consciousness.

The famous dialogue, Yoga Yajnavalkya, (found in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad), between Sage Yajnavalkya and the learned Brahmvadin Gargi mentions asanas, numerous breathing exercises for cleansing the body and meditation. Gargi has also spoken about Yogasanas in Chandogya Upanishad.Vratya, a group of ascetics mentioned in the Atharvaveda, emphasized on bodily postures, which may have evolved into Yogasanas. Even Samhitas mention munis, kesins and vratyas, various ancient seers and sages who practiced rigorous physical deportments to meditate or do tapasya.Yoga as a concept slowly emerged and has an elaborate mention in Bhagavad Gita and in Shanti Parva of Mahabharata.There are more than 20 Upanishads and Yoga Vasishtha, which predate Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita, where Yoga is stated to be the union of mind with the Supreme Consciousness.Yoga is discussed in the ancient foundational Sutra of Hindu philosophy and is perhaps most elaborately mentioned in Patanjali Yogasutra. Patanjali defines yoga in his second sutra as:

Patanjali is considered as the father of Yoga and his Yoga Sutra are completely dedicated to the knowledge of Yoga.


Rishikesh (a spiritual town nestled in the lap of Himalayas, also known as yoga capital of the world).

One of the beauties of the physical practice of yoga is that the poses support and sustain you no matter how old or young, or fit or frail, you come to your mat. As you age, your understanding of asana becomes more sophisticated. You move from working on the external alignment and mechanics of the pose to refining the inner actions to finally just being in the asana.                           

Yoga has never been alien to us. We have been doing it since we were a baby! Whether it is the Cat Stretch that strengthens the spine or the Wind-Relieving pose that boosts digestion, you will always find infants doing some form of yoga throughout the day. Yoga can be many things to many people. We are determined to help you discover your “Yoga Way of Life!

Rishikesh, a spiritual town nestled in the lap of Himalayas, also known as yoga capital of the world. Rishikesh is known as  the world's capital of yoga and is famous for its traditional yoga all over the world. According to ancient scriptures, Rishikesh is the place where one can attain higher states of mind by practicing Yoga and Meditation.That is the reason why people from all over the world come to the serene environment of Rishikesh to enjoy the benefits of Yoga and train themselves to spread the knowledge of yoga in other parts of continent.

Our yoga school "Mee Yoga"  is one of the most exciting place in Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh to learn 200 hours yoga teacher training, traditional Hatha Yoga , Sivananda Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Relaxation and Yog Nidra with Yoga Posture Alignment. In our teaching, we strongly abide by the main purpose of yoga clearly described by the great work on yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and old scriptures of hatha yoga – Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We are located at Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh in the foothills of the Manikut Parwat Himalayas on the holy banks of the river Ganges .Our resident yoga instructor is yogacharya Manu Rana and founder of the Mee Yoga . He is a highly trained and experienced Yoga teacher and very passionate about his role in the Worldwide spread of yoga.

200 hours Yoga TTC at Mee Yoga

Our 200 hour yoga Teacher Training course is a one month intensive training certification course that provides students the opportunity to entry genuine teachings from our specialist instructor,This course is developed to immerse students in the intensive and non secular teachings & practices of conventional Hatha yoga & ashtanga yoga focusing on respiratory, awareness, meditation and Practical philosophy. This course is designed for the serious students and aspirant yoga teachers. They can deepen their practice and sharp their skill of asna practice to impart it to their students. In this course we offer the introduction of yoga with the history and the philosophy of yoga sutra and art of aligment,benefits of the each and every asna.We teach different techniques of meditatiopn with the help of Pranayam.we train the people in understaning and ovserving the body.The students have confidence through teaching practice with us.The basic key points are delivered to the students in such ay that they can apply the same with students while teacing. The students reach to whole new level of the yoga after doing this teachers training course.they develoved a unique skillset and that helps them to offer an itelligent and inspired yoga class.We offer Traditional Hatha Yoga, Astang Viyasa Primary series with introduction of Intermediate series Pranayam Wih various methods Meditation Techniques with variance Kundilini and kriya yoga introductory segement. Philosophy of yoga withits history and ancient indain philososphy. Physiology and Anatomy Of Yoga.