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The science of Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before
the first religion or belief systems were born. According to Yogic lore,
Shiva has seen as the first yogi or ādiyogi and the first guru or ādiguru.
Several thousand years ago, on the banks of lake Kantisarovar in the
Himalayas, ādiyogi poured his profound knowledge into the
legendary saptarishis or "seven sages". These sages carried this
powerful Yogic science to different parts of the world including Asia,
the Middle East, northern Africa and South America. Interestingly,
modern scholars have noted and marvelled at the close parallels
found between ancient cultures across the globe. However, it was in
India that the Yogic system found its fullest expression. Agastya, the
saptarishi who travelled across the Indian subcontinent, crafted this
culture around a core Yogic way of life.
Yoga is widely considered as an "immortal cultural outcome" of the
Indus Saraswati Valley Civilisation – dating back to 2700 BC – and has
proven itself to cater to both material and spiritual uplift of humanity.
A number of seals and fossil remains of Indus Saraswati
Valley Civilisation with Yogic motifs and figures performing Yoga
sādhana suggest the presence of Yoga in ancient India. The seals and
idols of mother Goddess are suggestive of Tantra Yoga.
The presence of Yoga is also available in folk traditions, Vedic and Upanishadic
heritage, Buddhist and Jain traditions, Darshanas, epics of
Mahabharata including Bhagawadgita and Ramayana, theistic
traditions of Shaivas, Vaishnavas and Tantric traditions. Though Yoga
was being practiced in the pre-Vedic period, the great sage Maharishi
Patanjali systematised and codified the then existing Yogic practices,
its meaning and its related knowledge through Patanjali's Yoga
After Patanjali, many sages and Yoga masters contributed greatly for
the preservation and development of the field through welldocumented
practices and literature. Yoga has spread all over the
world by the teachings of eminent Yoga masters from ancient times to
the present date. Today, everybody has conviction about Yoga
practices towards the prevention of disease, maintenance and
promotion of health. Millions and millions of people across the globe
have benefitted by the practice of Yoga and the practice of Yoga is
blossoming and growing more vibrant with each passing day.