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Tour Guide, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originated in Himalaya by Adi Yogi Shiva. The word is associated with meditative practices in both Buddhism and Hinduism. Nowadays, it is practised in Christianity too. In Hinduism, it also refers to one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy and to the goal toward which that school directs its practices
Major branches of yoga include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition. Many other Hindu texts discuss aspects of yoga, including the Vedas, Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita and various Tantras. 
Nowadays,  the influence of yoga in Buddhism is extending, which is indicated by the pose of Gautam Budhha the "PADMASANA"; a very popular asana in yoga. Nowadays, people are starting the yoga exercise even though they are Christian. So it is abstract with a universal aspect of natural healing in life.
Yoga, Meditation and Trekking Course 
For those of you who would like to combine your trekking trip with a few days of Yogic experiences, any popular trekking or religious sites might be the perfect alternative. The Yoga classes are designed by well-reputed yoga teachers in such a way as to link up daytime trekking activities with your morning yoga and meditation instruction. Constant mindfulness forms an important part of this programme, requiring you to be ever alert to your breathing no matter whether you are walking, sleeping or trekking.