Yoga has been around for centuries; established its roots in ancient India. As time and progress have brought yoga to other parts of the world, it has evolved into many different things.
It has become a way for people to maintain a proper level of physical fitness, a way to release stress and anxiety because of daily life, and how to find the mind-body relationship deeper.
While many of these principles and objectives in ancient yoga, modern conveniences have changed our lives dramatically. In order to understand anything, it is very important to get all the necessary background information.
Sanskrit is a language that is yoga originated. When studying Yoga, is very important to understand where it came from, and how it has changed. You would be surprised to know that there are Sanskrit institutes in USA as foreign students are interested in learning the Sanskrit language.
Yoga teachers should learn Sanskrit names of all the postures and breathing exercises they intend to teach. It helps when you cross-reference with another Yoga teacher. The names of many Sanskrit have a deeper meaning, which enlightens us further to the original purpose of each posture, technique, or breathing exercises.
Although Yoga teachers require this essential knowledge, whether or not they choose to teach their students the Sanskrit names of all the poses is a personal choice.
Sanskrit will always be an important part of yoga because Yoga is not going to exist outside of India if it does not make the eventual transition from Sanskrit to another.