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Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aim to control (yoke) and still the mind, recognizing a detached witness-consciousness untouched by the mind (Chitta) and mundane suffering (Duḥkha). There is a wide variety of schools of yoga, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and traditional and modern yoga is practiced worldwide.

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Organizations relating to Yoga

International Yoga Federation / Est. 1988
União Latino Americana de Yoga / Fray Bentos, Uruguay / Est. 1985
European Yoga Council / Ilpendam, Netherlands
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center / Québec QC, Canada / Est. 1959
3HO Foundation / Espanola NM, USA / Est. 1969
European Yoga Alliance / Madrid, Spain
Aetherius Society / London, UK / Est. 1955
Universal Great Brotherhood / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 1948
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat / Kunda, India / Est. 1975
Sahaja Yoga / Est. 1970
World Yoga Society / Kolkata, India / Est. 1971
International Yoga Society / Ghaziabad, India / Est. 1969
Art of Living Foundation / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1982
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha / Wankaner, India
Africa Yoga Federation / Somerset West, South Africa / Est. 2003
International Yoga Centre, Tokyo / Tokyo, Japan
World Yoga Foundation / Los Angeles CA, USA
Yoga Research Foundation / Miami FL, USA / Est. 1969
International Integrated Yoga Association
World Yoga Union / Porto Alegre, Brazil
International Association of Yoga Science Centres / Athens, Greece / Est. 1984
International Association of Wayist Organizations
International Yoga Association
Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy / Honesdale PA, USA / Est. 1971
International Yoga Foundation / Coppet, Switzerland
International Kriya Babaji Yoga San Gam / Yuma AZ, USA
Union européenne des fédérations nationales de yoga / Paris, France
Yoga Alliance of South America / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1990
International Yoga Institute / La Louvière, Belgium / Est. 1960
World Conference Scientific Yoga / Delhi, India
Asian Union of Yoga / Delhi, India
World Jnana Sadhak Society / Est. 1956
Agni Yoga European Centre
Ibero-American Yoga Association / Madrid, Spain
World Yoga Council / Delhi, India
European Yoga Union / Liège, Belgium / Est. 1971
International Yoga Teachers Association / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1967
United Nations of Yoga / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1942

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