One misconception of Yoga is that this historical practice dates back to the beginning of human civilization. In truth, the evidence of Yoga poses illustrated on rocks shows us that Yoga was developed close to the year 3000 B.C. However, academics suspect that Yoga's roots began in Shamanism during the Stone Age. This is thought because of the similarities between Shamanism and Yoga. Both practices focused on the health and well-being of humans, while inserting certain religious ideals within the customs that were intended to reach a broad range of humans.
Yoga has endured both time and travel, yet it continues to be a world-wide phenomenon. Different practices and techniques have evolved over time, but the original ideals, customs, and movements have remained intact from the original practice. The attitude of Yogis is non-judgmental and accepting, which invites a wide variety of people to seek out the practice of Yoga. There has never before been a practice that has sustained its elements the way that Yoga has.
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