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History of Yoga.

 

The saying, "What's in the past, should stay in the past" - doesn't work here.

We might already have an idea of what Yoga is but to understand it better, we have to know what it has become as well as its roots and beginnings. A quick look at the history of Yoga will help us appreciate its rich tradition and who knows, it might help us incorporate Yoga into our lives.

Although Yoga is said to be as old as civilization, there is no physical evidence to support this claim. Earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga's existence could be found in stone seals which depict figures of Yoga Poses. The stone seals place Yoga's existence around 3000 B.C.


Scholars, however, have a reason to believe that Yoga existed long before that and traced its beginnings in Stone Age Shamanism. Both Shamanism and Yoga have similar characteristics particularly in their efforts to improve the human condition at that time. Also, they aim to heal community members and the practitioners act as religious mediators. Though we know Yoga as focusing more on the self, it started out as community-oriented before it turned inward.


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Quotes

 Ramayana

- Valmiki -

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

- Gautham Buddha -

Know that the reality of freedom is the perfection of servitude.

- Al-Qushayri -

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

- Shakespeare -

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- Mahatma Gandhi -

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

- Mother Teresa -

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

- James Hatrick -

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