Lord Hanuman is one of the most popular forms of God and loved by all - especially children; for them he is their Super hero! The Hanuman Chalisa was composed about 500 years ago (16th century) by the great saint Sri Tulsidas. Singing the glory of Lord Hanuman, it is chanted by millions across the world. What we admire, we become. By immersing ourselves in this devotional text, we start imbibing the myriad qualities of Hanuman as well.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras
It is said that when Adi Yogi first gave the knowledge to the Saptarishis (7 great Sages), the snake around his neck too heard all the knowledge and incarnated as Maharishi Patanjali, who gave us the Ashtanga (8 - limbed) path that we know today as The Yoga Sutras. Written in the Classical Yoga Era (100-200 A.C.), it consists of 196 aphorisms (small nuggets of wisdom containing a deep Truth).
By far the most well-known and popular work amongst all Hindu and Yogic literature, The Bhagavad Gita was written during the Pre Classical Yoga Era (about 500 B.C.) It is a beautiful story of a conversation between Hindu diety Krishna and a prince named Arjuna. The plot takes place on a battlefield. This location is often interpreted as a metaphor for the many distractions present in our turbulent world, which later on became the main foundation of Yogic meditations. It is meant to be studied, pondered upon, then studied some more.
The Bhagavad Gita