Origin of Yoga

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Origin of Yoga

‘Yoga’ -the very word radiates peace and tranquility. This feeling probably stems from the etymology of the word.

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj' which essentially means to join or unite. The union referred to is that of the individual self uniting with Cosmic Consciousness or the Universal Spirit. Yoga is a means to achieving this goal.

Born in India, almost 26,000 years ago, Yoga is believed to have evolved during the period of the ‘Sat Yuga’, also called the Golden age. This period became known as a time of everlasting peace and abundant blessings, filled with seekers of the Eternal Truth. That is why, probably, even today we associate yoga with sages and hermits.

It was not until the discovery of the Indus- valley civilization, the largest civilization, that knowledge about the origin of Yoga surfaced. Excavations give evidence of yoga’s existence during this period; yogi -like figures engraved on soapstone seals have been unearthed. In fact, it was the Aryans, migrating from the north- west, who were instrumental in discovering yoga.

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I must response to all of you! Yoga is a creation from a people that now are called the untouchables because of their dark skin. In the world we don't see much of the indigenous population. It is not nonsense sir that everything had a beginning. And yes it is a language today just like Kemet is called Egypt today and Africa named after a Roman ruler now; when Romans conquered a people and their land they changed the name of the land and made the people do the same. When you say Afro-Centric i here a vibe as distant. Like this case, the masters always go to an elder but in Yoga and Meditation if you research long enough you will find their isolated Black People off in a hill or mountain some where away from the torn away modern ways.
Keysha  Friday, March 08, 2013
26000 years ago seems a little ridiculous; to christis1st - you show your intelligence by your spelllingg. you are either in 3rd grade, or a christian
jakthoreau  Wednesday, February 15, 2012
yoga is domanic. GOD is the only true savior
chistis1st  Friday, September 30, 2011
We humans always want to label something and claim an orgin to it or call it our own.Instead of staying with the true nature of what it is.The movements of yoga was here since the first baby.If you look at any baby,you can see yoga in their movements.Like so-call ti-chi,it is movements that comes naturally to the one that is doing it.
walihayden  Monday, January 03, 2011
Curious2, Buddha was born a Hindu and Yoga is central to both Hinduism & Buddhism.

Asana1 - Yoga is documented in India long before the fall of Egypt and there's no documentation that it originated anywhere other than India. Secondly, Dravidians are not Africans. That's Afrocentric nonsense. Stop repeating Afrocentric nonsense as facts. Today Dravidians are not a race but a language group and no, they are not mistreated. Noone can distinguish who's an Aryan vs dravidian in India today.
GoldenGopher  Monday, October 11, 2010
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