March 7, 2020
Yoga has been around for ages, so much so that tracing it back to its starting point is difficult to do. Some researchers say that it has been around for 5,000 years, while others claim twice that. However, people still practice yoga today, and it is an activity that anyone at any age can do. The fact that anyone can do it is what makes it popular since it is more about mindful breathing and meditation than bulking up.
While it may have started 5,000 to 10,000 (maybe even 15,000) years ago, it has gone through a lot of different phrases, leading to what is practiced today. The phrases are:
- Pre-Classical Yoga. Indus-Sarasvati civilization created this yoga in Northern India, as mentioned in the ancient texts of the Rig Veda. This yoga focuses on the idea of self-knowledge.
- Classical Yoga. Probably originates from the second century