Authorities in Iran arrested 30 people as they took component in a non-public yoga class in Gorgan, a town within the north of us of a, according to a reliable information organization, the Young Journalists Club.
The women and men inside the class have been participating even as carrying inappropriate clothes, the Young Journalists Club stated.
The Young Journalists Club quoted a member of the Crime Prevention Unit in the Golestan Province judiciary as pronouncing that the yoga trainer became among those arrested and that his case had been noted the prosecutor’s workplace.
The Tasnim information agency additionally pronounced on the case.
The Crime Prevention Unit reputable stated the man teaching the yoga magnificence had advertised it on social media, according to the Young Journalists Club, and that he did now not have a license to teach.
Mixed sports are illegal in Iran. Yoga is a prison as long as instructions are single-sex and the instructor is licensed to teach it.
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A number of yoga schools in Iran put it up for sale their services online, and numerous yoga associations publicize that they have instructors based inside the USA. The Times of India pronounced that during September 2018 an Iranian women’s team participated within the 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship in India.
In 2017, Ali Madara, president of Iran’s Sports For All Federation, wrote at the Iranian Sports Ministry website announcing a ban on sports that include rhythmic motions and dance, which includes Zumba. The contemporary western approach to yoga is not based on any particular belief or religion, however, Yoga does has its roots in Hinduism and Brahmanism. Yoga was developed by seers or ascetics living primarily in the southern parts of India. The seers observed nature and lived as close as they could to the earth, studying the many aspects of nature, the animals and themselves. By observing and emulating the different postures and habits of the animal kingdom they were able to develop grace, strength, and wisdom.
It was through these very disciplined lives that the practice of the yoga postures was developed. It was necessary to develop a series of postures to keep the body lithe and able to endure long periods of stillness when in meditation.
Brahmanism dates back to containing sacred scriptures called “the Vedas”. These scriptures contained instructions and incantations. It was in the oldest text “Rg-Veda” from the scriptures that the word Yoga first appeared, this was nearly 5000 years ago. The fourth text called “Atharva-Veda” contains mainly spells for magical rites and health cures many of which use medicinal plants. This text provided the average person with the spells and incantations to use in their everyday life and this practice of “Veda” can still be seen in the streets of India today.
The Bhagavad-Gita, another ancient work on spiritual life describes itself as a yoga treatise, although it uses the word Yoga as a spiritual means. It was from this literature that Patanjali’s “eight limbs of yoga” were developed. Yoga Sutra are primarily concerned with developing the “nature of the mind” and I will explain more of this in the next section.
The vratyas, a group of fertility priests who worshipped Rudra, the god of the wind would attempt to imitate the sound of the wind through their singing. They found that they could produce the sound through the control of their breath and through this practice of breath control was formed “Pranayama”. Pranayama is the practice of breath control in yoga.