Yoga is one of the greatest gifts from the consciousness to humans to connect to our divine nature. Each culture responds to the environment they inhabit. Different survival strategies develop, when the group goes beyond mere survival and start focusing on ual development, then a rich culture is developed. Just like specific animals and plants adapt and thrive in certain conditions, so did the ual seekers thrive in India’s fertile environment. Its culture, land, and climate were receptive to this incredible knowledge of Yoga to benefit the humanity. There were thousands of known, unknown Yogi’s, seers, mystics and enlightened masters who experienced liberation. The real beauty lies in the fact that these enlightened ones, such as Patanjali, shared their wisdom and being with the populace to direct us on our journey.
There was no exact record in the history when Yoga started, but there are many ancient archeological sites showing signs of Yogic activity. Harappa and Mohenjodaro now in Pakistan are ancient cities with remnant statues of yogis in yoga poses. Ancient scriptures that refer to yogic practices are the Upanishad’s by unknown Rishi’s (seers), and Shivsutra from Lord Shiva and the Bhagwadgita by Sri Krishna.
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