on the History of Yoga
History of Yoga has a lot to do with the present times.
The earliest Yoga started some 5000 years ago since
human civilization begun. The scholars have believed
that Yoga was originated out of Stone Age Shamanism.
This is because there were some cultural similarities
between Mehrgarh which was a Neolithic settlement
and the Modern Hinduism.
shamanistic culture of Mergarh was in fact influenced
by Hindu principles, symbols and rituals of the present.
The ancient shamanism and early Yoga had so much similar
for the reason both wanted to go beyond the human
condition. Shamanism's principal goal was to heal
the members who were in their community and at the
same time act as the religious mediators.
Yoga also had the same objectives as they were community
oriented and they aimed to establish the enormous
order through senses and inner vision which then can
be applied to our daily lives. As time went on, Yoga
has progressed and has regarded the inmost occurrence.
Yogis then have been persistent on trying to improve
the individual explanation, recovery and salvation.
evidences were first tracked in the archaeological
evidence which was found in stone seals that were
dug up from the Indus valley. Yoga postures were traced
and seen from the figures which were illustrated in
the stone seals. The artefacts were placed on History
books circa 3000 B.C., which was linked to the great
Indus-Sarasvati Civilization which was known to be
the largest civilization that existed in the ancient
Indus-Sarasvati, being a nautical society, exported
goods all over Africa and the Middle East. They build
up sewage systems and put up geometrical brick roads
and constructed multi-story buildings.
Vedas are known as the oldest scripture in the world
which were the earliest texts, and was brought by
the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. It was a collection
of hymns that commends a high power which included
the oldest recorded tradition in Yoga. They have considered
this the divine revelation.
intelligence of the Vedas was known as the Pre-classical
Yoga or the Vedic. This was described by the ritualistic
ceremonies that the Yoga practitioners have required
in order to go beyond the boundaries of the mind.
The history of yoga would not have been completed
in the classical stage of yoga.
the time and turn of the millennium, yoga and its
spread in different forms have come up with the need
for standardisation. This is significant so that the
people will be aware of it and can be applied by them.
Due to this, during the second century, C.E., Patanjali
composed and collected seminal text that was the Yoga-Sutra,
which had defined the Classical Yoga.
At the age of Postclassical Yoga in the enormous history
of Yoga, it gave rise to some industrious literature,
which included the Tantra and the Hatha that are famously
known these days. They were taught in schools for
Yoga and practiced by many. Therefore,
post classical Yoga is described to the adaptation
of our present state.
is the time when yoga has evolved very much and introduced
to people. It has then been applied in the United
States since the 1800's. Now in the recent decades,
yoga has greatly and speedily evolved. Swami Sivananda
was one of the prominent gurus ever to master yoga.
has served as a doctor and he has generously opened
up schools in Europe and America. Now as we move on
with the yoga practices that we have today, it is
much helpful and easier to understand if we looked
back on the history of yoga.
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