History of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient science that has many branches of study. It also shares traditions with Hinduism and Buddhism. Articles in this section explore the history and traditions of yoga.

BKS Iyengar star
Iyengar is one of the forerunners of modern yoga. Here's a short biography of the great man.

Dharma Mittra star
Chances are that Mittra’s famous artwork is hung prominently at your local yoga studio, but this is not his only contribution to the community.

Indra Devi star
In a life spanning three centuries, Indra Devi pursued and taught yoga all over the world.

Lilias Folan star
Part of Western yoga history and also a current teacher!

Maty Ezraty star
For over thirty years, Ezraty has been influential in growing and developing yoga in America.

Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras star
Who was Patanjali, and why do we read his writings?

T Krishnamacharya star
The way you practice yoga was transformed by the work of this man nearly a century ago.

The Bhagavad Gita star
What is this epic poem, and why is it so central to yogic philosophy?

The Historical Patanjali star
We know so little about the author of the Yoga Sutras that we rely on legends.

Yogi Bhajan star
One of Kundalini Yoga's best-known spokepeople, Yogi Bhajan worked on and off the mat.

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