history of yoga - Melissa Mann Although no one is...

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Melissa Mann August 27, 2013 Although no one is completely certain, the practice of yoga is thought to have originated 5000 years ago in India; but there are arguments that yoga is a mixture of Aryan and Indian traditions after the Aryans invaded India. In 1900 BC, the Sarasvati River had dried up, which forced the people to move south into India. This is a very celebrated river by the Rig Veda, which is the oldest known writing in India. Rig Veda is similar to Sanskrit, and Sanskrit is the
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Unformatted text preview: language that almost all yoga scriptures are written in. Yoga became a tradition quickly in ancient India. Yoga was created to answer common questions , such as, “Who am I?” or “What must I do?” They pondered these types of questions while practicing yoga. They believed that self knowledge would lead them to living a better life and making better choices....
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