Jan 22, 2009

Yoga originated in Iraq !!

I quote below from a news item published in Times of Inida on 19th January, 2009.

"Yoga is commonly believed to be a practice started by Sadhus and Sanyasis of India in the ancient times, but it is not true. One will be surprised to know that first yoga exercise
had been introduced in Baghdad in Iraq and later in Iran and Moracco. This was stated by Munger-based Yoga Ashram and Bihar School of Yoga head Swami Niranjananand Saraswati while delivering a lecture at Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library on Sunday.

"From there, he said, this was practised in Christian states and then came to India. ..."

The news item can be seen here.