A Short History of Yoga

This is pretty cool. I didnt know even a rough history.

So then i would add: “…in the early part of the 21century, the division that was East and West philosophies began to dissolve. And history began to repeat itself. This moment of human historical conflation and coalescing of knowledge coincided with a revealing of the truth of the matter, and sprituality renewed its self through a completed denial whereby humanity saw itself a new universal enity.  

Who knew that it would have taken another 4000 years for the extent of the repetitive nature of human consciousness to to acknowledge and sink in, but at that, likewise be forgotten to allow for again those same spiritual dislaimers of ideological real fantasy.”

Namaste.  

yan writes

The “Gymnastic Yoga” adopted by the West emerged at the end of the 19th century, but Yoga is really a spiritual quest and earliest known writings about it goes way back to 3000 BC in a collection of ancient texts known as the Vedas. The early Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans. Around 800 to 500 BC, some in the Indian society started to question the traditional Vedic religious order. A movement began to shift the focus of religious life from external rites and sacrifices to internal spiritual quests. Some of these philosophy and practices were compiled into the Upanishads, which became the last collection to be filed under the vedic corpus, and formed the spiritual core of the Indian religions.

Later around 500 BC, the teachings of the Upanishads were integrated and made more accessible to people through…

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