The Bhagavad Gita is 18 verse chapters of a larger work – the Mahabharata. The Gita, as it is often called, focuses on one specific aspect – this is a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and his disguised charioteer and advisor, Krishna. The argument centers on Ajuna’s sudden reluctance to perform his duty in this Civil War. It soon develops into a more general discourse with arguments presented by Krishna on various philosophical and religious matters.
The ancient Sanskrit text of the Bhagavad Gita has been influential in many different areas of culture and society both in India and around the world. It contains certain religious and philosophical discussions that resonate with individuals everywhere. In particular, the Bhagavad Gita teachings of Krishna provide scholars and students in religious and philosophical fields alike with a variety of material to digest. Among the many teachings found in the work are those that concern Yoga.