Yoga's journey of 4,000 years

World Yoga Day: Yoga is about making connections, not breaking them – The Indian Express

(This article first appeared in The Indian Express on June 20, 2022)
  • The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root, “yuj”, which means to join. In the scriptures, yoga has been designated as the art and science of healthy living. Maharishi Patanjali codified the Yogasutras for the first time by organising various meditation practices. There are references to yoga in Vedic culture. Hiranyagarbha preached yoga at the beginning of creation. Sages like Patanjali and Jaimini made it accessible to everyone…

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