Yoga’s History

Yoga’s origins may be 5,000 years old. The practice was first mentioned in the Rig Veda. It is ancient, though the modern form of yoga is very different from sitting in a prone position for hours on end. We have a lot teachers and individuals to thank for this, many of which have articles below.

I love learning about history because it helps me to be more aware in present situations. Some of this knowledge is personal, some of it is from the internet, but most is a mixture of the two. If you have any particular subjects you would like to know more about, just shoot a question into the comments and I will do some research and produce an essay or story based on it.

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Ashtanga Workshop #2: Intermediate Series

What a great day for yoga on Saturday afternoon, it was so ...
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Ashtanga Workshop: Primary Series Practice w/ Elliot

Ashtanga Workshop: Practice the Primary Series w/Elliot This Ashtanga Workshop for intermediate ...
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Sikhism: The Fifth Largest Religion in the World

Sikhism: A Tradition Striving for Unity and Truth Sikhism is the fifth largest ...
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Confucius – the Chinese Philosopher and Founder of Confucianism

"Study the past if you would define the future" - Confucius Confucius ...
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Taoism and Modern Yoga

In Westernized yoga, there appears to have been a bit of a ...
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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekanada was born in 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family and ...
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Patanjali

Patanjali was the author of the Yoga Sutras, one of the most ...
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Krishnamacharya

Krishnamacharya is one of the more interesting figures in the paradigm of ...
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Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Krishna Pattabhi Jois is the founder of the Ashtanga style of yoga ...
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BKS Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar also known simply as BKS Iyengar, or Iyengar ...
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You are the Guru

Over the past few months of practicing in a traditional ashtanga setting, ...
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Practicing Ashtanga with Saraswathi Jois

Last day of practice with Saraswathi was a sweet one. Can't believe ...
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Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga’s Modern Lineage

What is Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga yoga sequences are a tradition expounded by ...
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Lakshmi | Lakṣmī | लक्ष्मी

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, love, fortune, and is ...
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Purusartha | पुरुषार्थ

The Goals of Life Purusha and Artha are two very complex Sanskrit ...
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