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The History of Yoga - Where Did Yoga Come From?

No One knows exactly how old yoga is. It originated. It was handed down orally and has gone through much evolution. The earliest reference to alcoholism has been found when archeological excavations were made from the Indus valley - an wonderful powerful and powerful civilization from the classic period. This sophisticated civilization developed around the river that was long gone and the Indus river in India and had sewage systems as ancient BC.

While continue It goes to all people to want to create yoga their production. It has many facets which is found in the Hindu and Buddhist religion, but the fundamental principals are worldwide and according to"the eight limbs of yoga", which can be found in all religions.
The History of Yoga is described as four phases:

Vedic Pre-Classical Period 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 this practice, has left many openings in its foundation. Earliest archeological evidence concerning the presence of yoga is found in Mohenjodaro seals excavated from the Indus valley, constituting a figure seated in a traditional yoga pose. The rock seals place Yoga's presence around 3000 B.C.

The Vedic Period

The next Reference yoga is located in the Rig Veda. The Vedas, dating back to 1500 and 1200 BC, are a group of brahmanical rituals and hymns, mantras that praised a larger being. Meditation is known to without any mention of a procedure or a clinic to attain this discipline. The Atharva Veda mentions yoga to restraining the breath with a reference.

Pre-Classical Period

The creation of the Upanishads, The word Upanishad implies that the only way a student could learn the truths in the texts was sitting close to a guru and intends to sit near.

The Maitrayaniya Upanishad outlined a six-fold path to liberation. This six-fold yoga path included controlling the breath (pranayama), withdrawing the senses (pratyahara), meditation (dhyana), concentration (dharana), contemplation (tarka), and absorption (samadhi). Patanjali's Yoga Sutra was to mirror these paths with greater elucidation and a few additions.

Two yoga disciplines Gained prominence now: karma yoga (path of ritual or action ) and jnana yoga (path of knowledge or study of the scriptures). Both paths led to enlightenment or liberation. The Bhagavad-Gita, composed around 500 BC later included the bhakti yoga (the path of devotion) for this route.

It had been at the time of the Upanishads the idea of Ritual sacrifice became the idea of sacrifice of the self through wisdom, action and self-knowledge and was internalized. This remains an important part of the philosophy of yoga now. Much like the Vedas, the Upanishads contained nothing of what we'd term as yoga asana practice now. The first and probably most important presentation of yoga came in the next phase.

Classical Period

Written some Time Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, in the century produced a landmark defining what's now known as the first period. This pair of 195 sutras (aphorisms) is considered to be the first systematic presentation of yoga, also Patanjali is revered as the father of yoga.

Patanjali defined yoga's eight-limbed path (ashtanga yoga), which explained a practical treatise on living and laid out a route for attaining stability of the mind, soul and body. Strict adherence to which would lead you. Although yoga sees the need to master the eight limbs in succession, the sutras function as a principle for living in the world.

Post-Classical Period
It Was in this period the belief of the body as a temple was revived and yogis designed a clinic to prolong life and to rejuvenate the body. It was required to escape reality; instead the focus was living in the mom

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