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The History of Yoga - Where Can Yoga Come From?

No It originated as long as 10,000 to 5000 years ago. It has gone through evolution that was much and was passed down. The reference to Yoga was found when archeological excavations were made from the Indus valley - an powerful and influential civilization in the period. This complex civilization developed around the Sarasvati river that was long gone and the Indus river in India and had sewage systems as ancient BC.

While many religions continue To wish to create yoga their creation, it belongs to all of us. It has many aspects that can be seen in the Hindu and Buddhist religion, but the fundamental principals are worldwide and according to"the eight limbs of yoga", which are available in most religions.
The History of Yoga is described as four periods:

Vedic Period, Pre-Classical Period, Classical Period, Post Classical Period and the Modern Period
History of Yoga

Yoga Is said to be as old as civilization itself but the oral transmission of the practice, has left openings in its foundation. Earliest archeological evidence concerning the existence of yoga is found in Mohenjodaro seals excavated from the Indus valley, depicting a figure seated in a yoga pose that was traditional. The stone seals place Yoga's presence around 3000 B.C.

The Vedic Period

The following Reference yoga is located in the Rig Veda, the earliest sacred text on earth. The Vedas, dating back to 1200 BC and 1500, are a group of hymns, mantras and brahmanical rituals which praised a being that is larger. Yoga is referred to in the book as subject or yoking with no mention of a clinic or a method to achieve this subject. Yoga is also mentioned by the Atharva Veda to controlling the breath, with a reference.

Pre-Classical Period

The creation of the Upanishads, Between 800 to 500 BC, marks the interval known as Pre-Classical Yoga. suggests that the only way a student could learn the truths was by sitting near to a guru and means to sit near.

The Maitrayaniya Upanishad outlined a six-fold route to liberation. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra was to mirror these avenues with a few additions and elucidation.

Two yoga areas Gained prominence at this time: karma yoga (course of ritual or action ) and jnana yoga (path of knowledge or study of the scriptures). Both avenues resulted in enlightenment or liberation. The Bhagavad-Gita, composed around 500 BC later added the bhakti yoga (the path of loyalty ) to this route.

It had been in the time of the Upanishads the idea of Ritual sacrifice became the notion of sacrifice of the self through action self-knowledge and wisdom and was internalized. This remains an significant part yoga's philosophy today. Much like the Vedas, the Upanishads comprised nothing of what we'd term as yoga asana practice now. The most important and probably first demonstration of yoga arrived in another period.

Classical Period

Written some Time Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, in the next century created a milestone in the history of yoga, defining what's now called the Classical Period. This set of 195 sutras (aphorisms) is regarded as the first systematic demonstration of yoga, also Patanjali is revered as the father of yoga.

Patanjali described yoga's eight-limbed route (ashtanga yoga), which described a practical treatise on living and laid a route for attaining harmony of the mind, body and soul. Strict adherence to which would lead you to enlightenment. But yoga more sees the need to learn the eight limbs in series the sutras still serve as a guideline for living in the world.

Post-Classical Period
It Was in this period that the belief of the human body as a temple had been revived and a clinic also to prolong life and to rejuvenate the body was made by yogis. It was required to escape reality; instead the focus was living in the moment and about the path that is correct. The exploration of the halves and the spiritual and the need to harmonize body, the mind and spirit caused the creation of Tantra yoga, also to Hatha yoga in the tenth or ninth century, and to cleanse the body and brain.
Modern Stage

Yoga in its current avatar owes lots of To learned gurus who researched and created distinct schools of yoga, or traveled west to spread the benefits of yoga. In 1893 Swami Vivekanada addressed the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago and talked about Raja yoga. Swami Sivanada introduced the five fundamentals of yoga and wrote a few books on yoga and philosophy. J.Krishnamurti, the Indian philosopher, affected tens of thousands with his teachings and writings on Jnana yoga.

The epicenter of modern day yogapracticed in the west, began Mysore India, with Krishnamacharya in 1931.

T The very first Hatha yoga school started in the 1920s.

Since Then, many more yoga professionals have become pioneers, finding new fashions in keeping with the times and popularizing yoga. Now there are infinite styles of yoga, all based on components in the different paths of yoga (see: The Paths of Yoga).

Yoga in the Usa has been Focused on the Asana side of this clinic, but a true yogi knows There is more to the experience. I always advise students to test You and Various styles will find one which provides you the maximum enrichment.

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