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15 minute all about yoga

Learn more about the history of yoga and how to incorporate yoga into your life

history of yoga

Yoga developed as a way of living in ancient India’s Vedic period, up to four millennia ago. It remains vital today because yogic ways of behaving and thinking answer some fundamental modern questions about health, well-being, and spirituality.

The Sanskrit root of the word “yoga,” yuj—“to yoke,” or “to unite” — helps to explain the system’s longevity, for this is a philosophy that shows us how to dissolve conflict and duality, and to bring together body and mind, individual and universal. This union generates ...

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