It is amazing how Yoga’s history as a Hindu tradition is being distorted right in front of our eyes by so-called Western “experts.” Now, they are claiming Yoga as we know it today arose because of Western influence.
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Historian Mark Singleton has documented in his book Yoga Body, that most of what we know as “Hatha” yoga is derived from the global fitness culture that emerged in the early 20th century in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. The seated lotus position, bow and cobra can be found in ancient texts from around the 14th century, but many of the standing poses, sun salutations, inversions, arm balances, and bound twists were influenced by Western physicality such as military drills, women’s gymnastics and contortionism.
Really, do these people have no shame? “Historian” Mark Singleton has “documented” Yoga is derived from global fitness culture of early 20th century. Lo and Behold! This conclusively proves to these loony Western “historians” that the roots of Yoga lie in the West — no further discussion is necessary, especially with the Hindus. Such dishonest and shameless turds … They are trying hard to digest Yoga and claim it as its own.