A Study on Yoga: From its origin to current status

Gurneet Kaur


Yoga is an ancient Indian practice and all ancient scriptures including the Vedas have accepted the importance of yoga. Yet despite of its popularity the Origin of yoga remains shrouded in mystery. There was a time when yoga was confined to sages meditating in the Himalayan caves for a long time. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods Pre-Classical (2700B.C.), Classical (500B.C.-800A.D.), Post classical (800A.D.-1700A.D.) and Modern Period (1700A.D.-Now) of innovation. In these time periods many sages increases the popularity of different types of yoga. This paper reveals how yoga originated and become a global industry and how this popular "lifestyle" is produced and disseminated across boundaries in India. Yoga’s history has many places of inconspicuous and hesitancy due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the contractive nature of its teachings.The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. Because of this reason some of early writings on yoga were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000-10,000 years ago. 

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