History of Yoga

Explore yoga history with this collection of insightful articles from Sadhguru spanning from Adiyogi and the origin of yoga over 15,000 years ago to present day. Gain a deeper understanding of yoga and learn about various masters, gurus, sages and saints throughout the ages.

Adi Yogi Shiva

Adiyogi – The First Yogi

In this story, Sadhguru takes us back to the very origins of the yogic science, and tells us about the first yogi and the first… Read Article

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The Shiva Purana – Science Through Stories

Sadhguru explains how the Shiva Purana includes many aspects of fundamental science in its text, as well as a powerful tool to transcend limitations. Read Article


Velliangiri – A Mountain of a Temple

Sadhguru speaks about the Velliangiri Mountains, the Kailash of the South and of the reverberance that these peaks have absorbed from the innumerable sages and… Read Article

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On Fire: Sadhguru on Sadhguru Sri Brahma and the Seventh Hill

Sadhguru answers a question on the energy at Seventh Hill, where Sadhguru Sri Brahma left his body through all seven chakras. Read Article


Sadhguru on the Significance of Buddha Pournami

Buddha Purnima is the full moon day that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and attainment of Mahasamadhi by Gautama the Buddha. Sadhguru talks about the significance… Read Article


The Wayward Disciple: The Story of Ribhu and Nidhaga

Sadhguru tells us the story of Ribhu Maharishi and his disciple Nidhaga, and how each master has his own devices to take someone forward. Read Article


Stories of Gurdjieff, the Rascal Saint

Sadhguru: George Gurdjieff, who lived in Russia in the early part of the twentieth century, was a wonderful master. But Gurdjieff was known as a… Read Article

Sadhguru on Patanjali, Sushruta and Panini

Sadhguru on Patanjali, Sushruta and Panini

Over thousands of years, India has produced a multitude of realized beings, sages and seers. Sadhguru describes a few examples from this culture of realization.… Read Article

The Presence of Shiva – On the Trail of the First Yogi

After exploring who Shiva is in the first part of the series “Getting to Know Shiva,” in this part, Sadhguru looks at four significant places… Read Article


Were Other Cultures Aware of Shiva?

Are other cultures aware of Shiva? Sadhguru explains how, in some way, the mystical sciences have been present in every culture. Q: Why do… Read Article


The Story of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s Enlightenment

August 16 is celebrated as the day of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s mahasamadhi. In this story, Sadhguru tells us of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s enlightenment and his meeting with… Read Article


Bharat: The Spiritual Capital of the World

The International Day of Yoga just went by on June 21. Across the planet, millions of people practiced yoga, making it one of India’s most… Read Article