Have you ever wondered where yoga came from? In these modern times, we're presented with various types of yoga that it becomes quite difficult to pinpoint which one is the original. It even stirs up doubt in wanna-be yoga enthusiasts. How far back can we trace the history of yoga? In this episode, we're honored to have a very prominent yoga teacher to give us clarity in this matter, Prasad Rangnekar talking about the origins of yoga & its passage through time.
Prasad Rangnekar is a yoga educator from India who has been studying yoga traditionally for over 35 years. He combines his acquired learnings with his own experience which makes him capable of easily relating traditional yoga to the modern context. In fact, he has taught in different countries. Prasad goes into a three-month-long silence retreat every year because he believes that meditative silence is his best teacher.
Several emerging modern yogis have given yoga a lot of different labels in their desire to help make it more accessible to dynamic groups of people. Unfortunately, the excessive commodification of yoga, also sometimes results in the distortion of its rich and beautiful origin. The history of how yoga came to be is not only impressive but also life-changing.
Prasad believes that the source of yoga is not in a person but in that core impulse that we all have to seek a better life. Once you get into the world of yoga, you experience peace. That's the goal!
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Prasad Rangnekar, E-RYT500, is a Yoga Educator from India who teaches in over 15 countries for the past 26 years. Prasad’s Yoga education started at the age of 9, and over the last 36 years, he has been studying Yoga traditionally, in a lineage, as well as academically, at a university. Prasad regards meditative silence as his greatest teacher and goes into 3 month-long silence retreats every year.