Many people are surprised to find that yoga has a long history in the United States. For many Americans, knowledge of yoga dates back to the 1960s, when the concepts of spiritualism and meditation are covered by the counter-culture of the country.
But you may be surprised to find that Yoga has a much longer history In 1883 Swami Vivekananda appeared in the Chicago Religious World Parliament, where he welcomed "his sisters and brothers of America", a greeting that made a constant dream come true for the big audience. The idea that every religion in the world is a separate part of a larger religion was a new concept for those who listened to the mind, body, and spirit.
Shortly after the arrival of Swami Vivekananda, Yogendra Mastamani also traveled from India to the USA and established a New York Long Island base in 1919 and established the American branch of Kaivalyadhama, a group based in India that is a scientific group. has a leading role in exploring yoga. Mastamani introduced Hatha Yoga to the United States.
One year later, one of the most popular yoga, Paramahansa Yogananda, arrived in Boston to introduce the Kriya Yoga to the United States. headquarters in Los Angeles. Yogananda also wrote a world-renowned best seller, "Legal Resume", a book that is still an inspiring resource for many Yoga instructors and students.
From the 1930s onwards, Jiddu Krishnamurti gained another reputation as a Yogi when he began giving well-elaborate, eloquent seminars to Jnana-Yoga, or discrimination yoga. His enlightening talks have invited many celebrities, including Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo and Aldous Huxley and George Bernard Shaw
In 1924, the United States limited the number of Indians. In the United States, the student who was looking for Yoga teachings had to travel to India. One such student was Theos Bernard, who traveled to India, and came back in 1947 to write "A Hatha Yoga: Reporting Personal Experience", a huge book that is still widespread today
. Indian Devi, born in Russia, opened one of the original Hatha Yoga studios in Los Angeles / Hollywood and received the title "First Lady of Yoga". Devi was admired by US housewives and Hollywood stars such as Gloria Swanson, Jennifer Jones and Robert Ryan. Devi died in 2002 at his home in Buenos Ares.
But there is a man who leads to yoga in America and is not ironically born in India. While Richard Hittleman has been studying in India for several years, he returned to the United States in 1950 and worked as a yoga instructor in New York, introducing a non-spiritual yoga version and changing the way in which yoga was detected in the US. I believe he emphasized the physical aspects of yoga to a western audience that focused more on the body than on the mind. My aim was to teach American students to gradually embrace the spiritual side of yoga that many have. open the studio in San Francisco in the 1950s. Both Baptists were students of Yogananda and Walt, who practiced the effect of Vivekananda, creating a completely new approach to yoga. Their yoga heritage continues with his son and daughter, Baron and Sherri.
Arrived in India in Swami Vishnu Devananda in 1958 and sponsored by famous artist Peter Max created "The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga. It became an essential guide for yoga instructors and practitioners. Vishu-devananga later created Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Yoga Centers, one of the world's most prominent yoga school franchisees. His association with Mahesh Yogi has become one of the most renowned rights in the world. he returned, who grabbed the imagination of America and his 1970s college tour attracted interest in the possibility of Yoga to support his book, "Be Here".
As early as the 1970s, Yoga studios began to appear throughout the country. The Madonna Mountain, founded by Baba Hari Dass, has provided Santa Cruz's residential yoga training in California. The International Society of Krishna Consciousness, which Shrila Prabhubada began, created the international intellectual practice of Bhakti Yoga. In the mid-1970s, Pattabhi Jois brought the ashtanga-vinyasa yoga to the United States and made yoga popular in new groups of people. Swami Satchitananda is probably the most famous non-musician who came to Woodstock. The female yogi Swami Sivananda Radha explores the relationship between psychology and spirituality of yoga. Swami Chidananda, Swami Sivananda Yoga Master's apprentice, is one of America's most famous and best-known yoga instructors, Lilias Folan, whose PBS series "Lilias, Yoga and You", broadcast between 1970 and 1979, almost all came home in America
Yoga He continued his influence in America in classes and studios throughout the city, from the smallest town to the main metro areas. Meanwhile, the birth of the digital media market has brought CDs, DVDs and websites to more homes, which is the basis of American life.