Unleash the power of ancient wisdom with a closer look at the history of yoga.

The Journey Through Time: A Look at the History of Yoga

The Evolution of Yoga from Ancient Traditions to Modern Applications

Joseph Robinson, Ph.D.
13 min readFeb 18, 2023


A modern view of the longstanding history of yoga. The graphic was created by the author using Canva.

Yoga is more than 10,000 years old. People need to learn when yoga started because it remains uncertain.

Table of Contents

· Introduction to the History of Yoga
· An Ancient History
· The Origins of Yoga in Ancient India
· The Spread of Yoga Beyond India
· The Evolution of Yoga in the Modern Era
· The Benefits of Practicing Yoga
· The Future of Yoga
· Conclusion
· Related Resources
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Yoga is a timeless practice passed down through the generations, originating in ancient India and evolving into a widely recognized and respected form of exercise and…



Joseph Robinson, Ph.D.

Lead AI Engineer at BitHuman. Phd (NEU ‘20). Focus: applied ML w emphasis on vision, big data, automatic face understanding; https://www.jrobsvision.com