Ancient Yoga

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Ancient Yoga

Many scholars believe that Yoga originally came from shamanistic practices of the Stone Age. There are parallels in it between Modern Hinduism and Mehrgarh, a Neolithic settlement (in what is now Afghanistan). Many tenets of Hinduism appear to have their roots in this shamanistic culture of Mehrgarh. Early Yoga and archaic shamanism had much in common. Both worked to transcend the human condition in a personal way, but as a community practice. Later, yogis turned the practice toward more individual development with the understanding that the more developed an individual is, the more united he becomes with all creation.



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