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How Old Is Yoga

How old is Yoga?


A 3000-year-old Yogi in a Samadhi

2700-year-old skeletal remains of a yogi in padmasana uncovered at the ancient chalcolithic site of Balathal. Mewar (Rajasthan)

It is now accepted by even great Western Indologists like Gregory Possehl that the so-called “Pashupati seal” actually depicts a yoga pose. it is not very surprising, therefore, that the antiquity of Yoga is borne out by an ancient skeleton.

The Indologists who had dated the evolution of Yoga to c. 200 BCE are now subtly revising their hypotheses.