Yoga and Sikhism

Jugat Guru Singh and Sadasat Simran Singh (Chardikala Jatha) share their thoughts on the relationship of Sikhi and Yoga. Many of us who are Sikhs don’t realize the many close ties and things in Sikhi that are in fact Yoga. Many Sikhs think of Yoga in a negative way because they associate it as a Hindu practice, or that the writings in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib say that "yoga is bad" when in fact this is a total mis-understanding and most of the time taken out of context.

This is a video excerpt from the 2007 Jaap Sahib Course in Espanola, New Mexico. 

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8 Responses to “Yoga and Sikhism”

  1. Sat Bachan Kaur says:


  2. Singh says:

    i know its abit off topic but the Chardikala Singh said there’s 5 groups.  He mentioned the first 4 but what did they say is the 5th group?

  3. Gurujot Singh says:

    Singh, the fifth group are the Taksals… started by Baba Deep Singh and Bhai Mani Singh. The Taksals duty are to understand the Gurbani and correct pronunciation etc.

  4. Sarib Singh Khalsa says:


  5. Canadian Singhni says:

    Just from watching 5 videos on youtube iv learned so much. So many of my doubts have been cleared. When i was way young i use to think in my head that hindus just made up gods i didnt kno that they reallly existed….. hahah i guess iv always had negative energy towards hindus which is totally wrong and im learning alot from reading a book on Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  I always thought yoga was pure hinduness like im just like uhh stay away type of thing or like whatever who cares. I love watching the short movies because they dont take up alot of time its just like a 5 minute lesson which is great for daily life. I LOVE GORA SIKHS…….!!!! the thing is that growing up into a sikh family of punjabi decent ur born into sikhism so u follow ur parents beliefs and also believe the false beliefs that all punjabis believe because we tend to mix Culture and Religion. When i started getting into sikhi at the age of 16 it turns into a lot of confusion because everyones views are so different with the different jathas. Insteading of focusing on gurmat there are labels everywhere on this is manmat, braiding ur joora is anti-gurmat, drinking cha is manmat

    i just take the things i personally think make sense but its hard to take in everything at once because that causes stress and self-hate. I LOVE GURUKA!!!!!

  6. Sarabjeet Singh says:

    Its a wonderful video. I didn’t know many facts which have been told in this video. It is so much information told in a short time.

    But in this video veerji told that Baba Sri Chand is younger son of Guru Nanak but actually he is the elder son. Guru Nanak ji’s younger son’s name is Baba Lakhmi Das.

    Loved this video. :)

  7. sardul singh sidana says:

    Yoga is very good to keep health in tact,But without naam simran nothing is good nor allowed in sikhi.

    Henece without naam simran any of the worldly kriya is:”birtha” use less per gurbani,iT CAN GIVE US LONG AND GOOD WORLDLY LIFE BUT NOT SAVING FROM BIRTH & DEATH.

    PLEASE READ gurbani very carefully and found out what is above all : Wether its naam simran / OR just YOGA> NO NO NO these kriyas were not the aim of even late Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Yogi Ji,He just wanted to bring the western world to understand sikhism and to bring ppl to it By the way feal better. so he(SSahib Yogi ji) convinced the western ppl by showing little Yoga styles to bring them to closer to sikhiism and put them all togather to pray Waheguru ji.

    In Midd 1940′ When was a child were playing gatka and singing gurbani,JAAP SAHIB ABD SAWEYE AND OTHER BANIS. It very very nice if we to gather YOGA-BANI/BANI-YOGA:means yoga gives us better health and bani- guru’s shabad gives us peace of mind and simran so we follow them togather.



  8. john nair says:

    Yoga is a way of life, a conscious act, not a set or series of learning principles. The dexterity, grace, and poise you cultivate, as a matter of course, is the natural outcome of regular practice. You require no major effort. In fact trying hard will turn your practices into a humdrum, painful, even injurious routine and will eventually slow down your progress. Subsequently, and interestingly, the therapeutic effect of Yoga is the direct result of involving the mind totally in inspiring (breathing) the body to awaken. Yoga is probably the only form of physical activity that massages each and every one of the body’s glands and organs. This includes the prostate, a gland that seldom, if ever, gets externally stimulated in one’s whole life.
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