Yoga – The History of Practice

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It is not possible to determine exactly when practicing yoga. We know that its roots arise in ancient Hindu culture, where it can be traced back to at least 5,000 years

According to some scholars, yoga was born from shamanism during the Stone Age. This belief is based on many similarities between the Mergarh Neolithic Settlements (Indus Valley Civilization, Pakistan and India 7000 BCE – 3200 BCE) and modern Hinduism. But in reality, perhaps the opposite. The shamanic exercises observed by Mergarh were effectively influenced by the then Hindu beliefs.

The purpose of shamanism is twofold: to heal and to serve as a mediator of religious issues. The subject of ancient Yogis was, in many respects, the same as the Hindu belief system was inclined to elevate the relationship of the community.


After centuries the practice of yoga has evolved, including inner experience. Yogi's technique put emphasis on the improvement, enlightenment and restoration of the individual, as well as salvation.

The first true sign of yoga existence comes from stone seals discovered in the Indus valley. These were first inserted into historical records of AD 3000 and connected to Indus-Sarasvati (ancient India, which was not known as part of the mighty civilization); perhaps the greatest civilization in the ancient world.


Indus-Sarasvati was famous for exporting many products to Africa and the Middle East. They were very progressive people who arranged multi-storey buildings, churches, baths, weight systems and arrangements, and a grid road system and infrastructure that included a sort of water purification system.

the state-of-the-art structures and systems, the Indus-Sarasvati civilization is responsible for the world's oldest known Scriptures known as the Vedas. This is a summary hymn that recognizes higher powers and is the oldest record of yoga teachings. The Vedas are considered brilliant and are known as protected or pre-classical yoga


This was only the beginning of yoga, which was defined as classical yoga after the composition and collection of CE Patanjali's influential texts. (Second and Third Centuries C.E.)

These seminars came from many productive literature, and between the 7th and the 17th centuries A.D., the post-classical Yoga's holy book was introduced. The Tantra, written by the Hindu God, Shiva and his wife, Shakti; and Hatha, the comprehensive and in-depth writings of yoga elements, have been respected.


These literary works have been read by many and taken over by them, adapting and presenting people in the present state over time. The United States was first introduced to the concept in the 1800s.

Yoga has developed rapidly in recent years. This can be partly explained by Swami Sivananda, one of the best-known guru who has ever become a master of yoga, has served as a doctor and has opened many schools in Europe and America. Much of today's yoga is based on Swami's writings.

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