The conundrums of the history of yoga
This is really just a placeholder. I began studying yoga history on a deeper level last year, when I was asked to teach the subject at a teacher training. And I developed a taste for it, and wrote some pieces on my blog about yoga history, but it was painstaking, and I only got up to around the year 1000 CE. There's just so much damned material, and one has to be cautious, because people get very worked up about a subject like this, and what I was uncovering and attempting to illuminate was bound to be controversial. Essentially most of the popular and widely held ideas about where yoga came from and even what it's about are bullshit.
So I'm planning to go back to it, and work up some more stuff, and put it here, but I need a break from it at the moment.
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