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The first books to refer to yog are the ancient Vedas. Although they dont
give specific practices, they allude to yog symbolically. The verses of the
Vedas were heard by the rishis, seers, in states of deep, yogic meditation
or Samadhi, and are regarded as revealed scriptures. In Upanishads Yog
begins to take a more definable shape.
According to mythical tradition, Lord Shiv is said to be the founder of yog
and goddess Parvati, his first disciple. We get the first glimpse of Yog in
Vedas, the oldest scripture and later in Treta Yug we get Yog Vashishta from
guru Vashishtha, the guru of Lord Rama. Then in Dwapar Yug we get the real
lesson of Yog as SRIMADBHAGVAD GEETA by Yogeshvara Krishna. Finally today in
Kalyug Yog is not an unfamiliar name.
Yog arouse at the beginning of human civilization when man started feeling
difference between sorrows and joys. He was in search of permanent remedy to
come out of this ocean of sorrows and as an alternative wanted to seek
imperishable joy later known as bliss. Indian sages realized their spiritual
potential and began to evolve techniques to develop it. The yogic science
was evolved and developed by ancient sages all over the world.
In archaeological excavations made in the Indus Valley at Harappa and
Mohenjodaro, now in modern Pakistan, many statues have been found depicting
deities resembling lord Shiv and Parvati performing various asaans, mudras
and meditation. These ruins were once the dwelling place of people who lived
in the pre-Vedic age before the Aryan civilization started to flourish in
the Indus sub continent.
In ancient times, Yog techniques were kept secret and were never written
down or exposed to public view and were passed on from Guru to disciple by
word of mouth as shruti due to which there was a clear understanding of
subject, yog sutras and their meaning and aim. Till day, many enlightened
gurus believe that knowledge of yoga can never be gained through books. One
needs a practical training under the expert guidance of a guru and this is
the only reason that many of the ancient and the most effective techniques
of Yog are still with the enlightened Gurus and not in any of the book or
In the 6th century BC, Lord Buddhas influence brought the ideals of
meditation to the fore and the preparatory of Yog were ignored. The Indian
thinkers soon realized the limitations of this view and Yogi Matsyendra nath
taught that before taking to the practices of meditation, the body and its
elements need purification. Yogic pose Matsyendrasana was also named after
this great master. His chief disciple Guru Gorakhnath wrote books on Hath