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History of Yoga and Roots of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

Presentation intended for Level 1 Kundalini yoga teacher training. Presentation by Sukhdev Kaur Khalsa

Sukhdev Kaur

on 30 May 2015

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Transcript of History of Yoga and Roots of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

Life of Yogi Bhajan,
Master of Kundalini Yoga
Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji

August 26, 1929 – October 6, 2004
Prehistoric epoch
... - 1800 BC
Indus Valley Civilization
Figurines from Harappa (present Pakistan)
Ruins of Mohenjo-dharo

Vedic Epoch
1800 BC - 1000 BC
Aryan and Indus cultures merge
Vedas (later depiction and transcription)
Rigveda (later transcription) - describes beliefs of early civilization of the Vedas
Time of the Exodus, the 10 commandments and the promised land
Brahamanic Epoch
1000 BC - 800 BC
Brahmins in the south, druids in the north, priests in the west
Rituals, power, fundamentalism
Upanishadic epoch
800 BC - 500 BC
King and Yogi Janaka Vedanta tradition (guru-chela), sitting at the feet of the master
transcendence from the ritualistic
Gita Epoch
500 BC - AD 200
writings of love, duty and righteousness
Classical epoch
200 - 800 AD
flourishing of teachings and schools
Cusp of Roman Empire
Patanjali sutras

Beginning of monastic life in the west
Puranic Epoch
800 - 1469
age of discoveries: marketplace or monastery
Bhakti Era
1469 - 1708
Modern Era
1708 - 2011
Aquarian Age
2011 -? (4000-9000)
History of yoga and Roots of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Sant Hazara Singh
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