Discussion in 'Yoga' started by Matthew Capowski, Jul 4, 2016.
This thread will be used to organize information about the history and origins of Yoga.
The Original Teachings of Yoga: From Patanjali Back to Hiranyagarbha https://vedanet.com/2012/06/13/the-original-teachings-of-yoga-from-patanjali-back-to-hiranyagarbha/
Many people today look to Patanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, as the father or founder of the greater system of Yoga. While Patanjali’s work is very important and worthy of profound examination, a study of the ancient literature on Yoga reveals that the Yoga tradition is much older.
I saw this quote by well known scholar of all things Indian, Dr. David Frawley, who stated: "Swami Vivekananda was the father of the modern Yoga movement, not later asana gurus who followed in his footsteps."
Is anyone able to comment on this?
History of Asana and Exercise in India http://www.hinduhistory.info/history-of-asana-and-exercise-in-india/
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