Yoga has a more than 2500-year-old history. Its origin is in ancient India, but in the modern world, Yoga has attained a global presence caused by innovations, transformations, redefinitions, and a diversity of interpretations starting in the second half of the 19th century. Book printing and new forms of global communication played important roles in its early transformations. The 20th century was the most important period for modern innovations, but Yoga has continued to flourish in the 21st century. The connection of Yoga with health is not new, but health as the primary motivation for Yoga practice is a 20th-century phenomenon. Traditionally, two important goals for Yoga practice were the acquisition of extraordinary powers and the attainment of liberation from karma and rebirth, mokṣa. Extraordinary ...

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