Yoga Mythology: Introduction

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Questions Answered Here

  1. What is a myth?
  2. Why aren’t all entertaining stories called myths?
  3. Why might one want to learn myths associated with yoga?
  4. What is the meaning or representation of Gods and Goddesses in myth?
  5. In the creation myth centered on Vishnu and Brahma, how does Brahma appear?
  6. What is the role of AUM in this creation story?

Please note that most of the myths and stories we share are told many different ways among different sources. We try to choose versions that are either common or seem particularly clear or useful. In some cases, we include multiple versions for you to review. We welcome your feedback.

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