A Yoga Affair

Yoga has a very fuzzy history. Though it is believed that yoga has been around for thousands of years, not much proof was ever recorded in writing. I will be posting interesting facts about the history of yoga and how it has evolved over the years… 🙂

Henry David Thoreau practiced yoga. He was quoted saying, “…at rare intervals, even I am a yogi.” (Science of Yoga, W. Broad)

In the year 400, Patanjali writes the famous "Yoga Sutras" focusing on seated mediation. There are no poses (asanas) recorded in this text.
Today, there is a type of yoga called “Face Yoga”faceyoga


Hasya / Laughter 
Hasya Yoga, popularly known as 'Laughter Yoga', was developed in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria and Madhuri Kataria on the idea that laughter is the best medicine. Hasya (which means 'laughter wisdom' in Sanskrit) combines laughter, yogic breathing and stretching exercises for the purposes of improving health and promoting peace...
Official site: Laughter Yoga International
Based out of: Mumbai, India

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