Nobody knows exactly that old yoga. It started 10,000-5,000 years ago. It was passed through the mouth and many evolution took place. The earliest reference to yoga was found when archaeological excavations were made in the Indus Valley – an incredible powerful and influential civilization in the early antiquity. This sophisticated culture was formed around the Indus River and the long-gone Sarasvati River in northern India, Pakistan, with sewage systems and baths in the early 2600s.
While many religions still want to create yoga, all of us. There are many aspects in the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, but the principles are universal and are based on the "eight parts of yoga" found in all religions.
The yoga story is defined as follows: four periods:
Vedic era, classical era, classical era, post-classical period and modern era
Yoga is said to be as old as civilization itself, , has left many shortcomings in history. The earliest archaeological evidence relating to the existence of yoga is found in the Mohenjodaro seals discovered in the Indus valley, depicting a figure in a traditional Yoga pose. The stone seals of Yoga are about 3,000 BC.
The Vedic Period
The next yoga term is found in the Rig Veda, which is the world's oldest sacred text. The Vedas, dating back to the 1500s and 1200s, are collections of hymns, mantras and Brahmanic rituals that praise the larger creature. Yoga is mentioned in the book by yoking or discipline, without mentioning the practice or method by which this discipline can be reached. The Atharva Veda also mentions yoga referral to breath control.
The creation of the Upanishads, from 800 BC to 500 BC, is a period known as pre-classical yoga. Upanisad means close to it and means that the only way for a student to learn the truths in the texts is near a guru.
Maitrayaniya Upanishad outlined the sixfold path of liberation. This six-yoga yoga included pranayama, seducation (pratyahara), meditation (dhyana), concentration (dharana), contemplation (samurai) and absorption (samadhi). Patanjali Yoga Sutra later reflected these ways with greater clarity and some additions.
Two yoga science have gained a prominent role at this time: karma yoga (action or ritual journey) and jnana yoga (the way of knowledge or study of the scriptures). Both paths have resulted in liberation or enlightenment. The Bhagavad-Gita, which was born around 500 BC, later added bhakti yoga (the path of devotion) on this path.
During Upanishads, the idea of ritual sacrifices became internalized and the victim became the victim of ego through self-knowledge, action, and wisdom. It is still an important part of Yoga's philosophy. Like the Vedas, the Upanisads did not contain any of today's yoga asana practice. Yoga's first and probably most important presentation came in the following period.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras for a while in the second century wrote a milestone in the history of yoga, defining what is now known as the Classic Period. This 195 sutra (aphorism) is considered to be the first systematic presentation of yoga, and Patanjali is regarded as the fathers of yoga.
Patanjali defined the eight-leg path of yoga (ashtanga yoga), which pioneered life and defined the path to the harmony of mind, body, and soul. Strict adherence would lead to enlightenment. Sutras still serve as a guide to life in the world, although modern yoga no longer sees the need to master the eight limbs in succession.
The Post-Classical Period
In this era, the body's faith in the church revived and the yoga has designed a practice to rejuvenate the body and prolong life. There was no longer any need to escape from reality; instead of focus at the moment and the right way. Exploring spiritual and physical parties and harmonizing mind, body, and spirit would make the creation of Tantra Yoga, the cleansing of body and soul, and hatha yoga in the ninth or tenth centuries.
Yoga's current avatars owe much to the learned gurus who went to the west to spread the benefits of yoga or to study and create the various schools of yoga. In 1893, Swami Vivekanada dealt with the Chicago World Religions and spoke about Raja Yoga. Swami Sivanada wrote a number of books on yoga and philosophy and introduced the five foundations of yoga. J.Krishnamurti, the thousands of writers and teachings of the growing Indian philosopher, influenced Jnana's yoga.
The dominant epicenter of modern day yoga practiced in the West began with Krisnamacharya, Mysore India in 1931.
T Krishnamacharya opened the first six-yoga school in the 1920s. He was the most famous student of three Krishnamacharya – Pattabhi Jois, who developed the school of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, Indra Devi, who introduced Yoga Hollywood and B.K.S. Iyengar, who created the Iyengar yoga, which took notice of body alignment and the use of props.
Since then, several yoga gurus have become pioneers, promoting yoga and seeking new styles in changing times. Today there are unlimited yoga styles, all of which are based on the different paths of yoga (see Yoga Trails).
Yoga in America focuses more on Asana's side, but a true Jew knows much more about experience. I always advise students to try different styles and find one that is most enriching.
Enjoy a spiritual journey …