No It originated. It has gone through evolution and had been passed down orally. The first reference to Yoga was discovered when archeological excavations were made in the Indus valley - an powerful and influential civilization in the classic period. This complex civilization developed around the river that was long gone and the Indus river in India and'd sewage systems as early BC.

While religions continue To wish to create yoga their creation, it belongs to all people. It has many aspects that can be found from the Hindu and Buddhist faith, but the basic 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 periods:

Vedic Pre-Classical Period, Period, Classical Period, Post Classical Period and the Modern Period
History of Yoga

Yoga Is reported to be as old as civilization itself but that the transmission of the clinic, has left gaps in its foundation. Earliest archeological evidence relating to the presence of yoga is found in Mohenjodaro seals excavated from the Indus valley, constituting a figure seated in a yoga pose. The rock seals place Yoga's existence around 3000 B.C.

The Vedic Period

The next Reference yoga is found in the Rig Veda, the oldest text in the world. The Vedas, dating back to 1500 and 1200 BC, are a collection of hymns, mantras and brahmanical rituals which praised a being that is greater. Yoga is referred to in the book as yoking or subject without any mention of a method or a clinic to attain this subject. Yoga is too mentioned by the Atharva Veda to restraining the breath, with a reference.

Pre-Classical Period

The Introduction of the Upanishads, The word Upanishad suggests that the only way a student could learn the truths inscribed in the texts was sitting close to a professional and intends to sit near.

The Maitrayaniya Upanishad outlined a route 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). 's Yoga Sutra was to mirror these paths with a few additions and greater elucidation.

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

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

Classical Period

Written some Time in the century, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras created a milestone specifying what's now known as the Classical Period. This pair of 195 sutras (aphorisms) is regarded as the first systematic presentation of yoga, also Patanjali is revered as the father of yoga.

Patanjali defined yoga's route (ashtanga yoga), which described a practical treatise on living and laid a route for attaining stability of the mind, body and soul. Strict adherence to that would lead you to enlightenment. The sutras nevertheless serve as a principle for living in the world, although yoga sees the necessity.

Post-Classical Period
It Was in this period the belief of the human body as a temple was rekindled and a clinic to rejuvenate the human body and to prolong life was made by yogis. It was no longer required to escape reality; instead the focus was more alive in the moment and about the path. The exploration of the halves and the spiritual and the necessity to harmonize body, the mind and spirit caused the creation of Tantra yoga, to Hatha yoga at the century, and to cleanse the body and mind.
Modern Period

Yoga in its present avatar owes lots of To heard gurus who researched and created schools of yoga, or traveled west to disperse the benefits of yoga. Back in 1893 Swami Vivekanada talked about Raja yoga and addressed the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago. Swami Sivanada wrote a few books on philosophy and yoga and introduced the five principles of yoga. J.Krishnamurti, the Indian philosopher, affected thousands with his writings and teachings on Jnana yoga.

Day yoga's epicenter started with Krishnamacharya in 1931.

T The Hatha yoga college started .

Since Then, many more yoga professionals have become pioneers, locating new styles in keeping with the changing times and popularizing yoga.

Yoga in the Usa has been Concentrated on the Asana facet of the clinic, but a true yogi understands There is far more to the encounter. I always advise students to test Various styles and you will find one which gives the maximum to you enrichment.

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