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Introduction

Yoga is a big deal nowadays, right? All thanks to the female forces who have practiced and

encouraged its importance.

Well, it’s no secret that yoga has originated from our very own motherland. But did you know it

started in India about 5,000 years ago? Back then, it was part of our ancient Vedic culture.

Now. while the practice of yoga has often been associated with male figures, particularly in ancient

texts and traditional settings, women have also made significant contributions to its development,

dissemination, and popularization.

Picture ancient India, bustling with energy and colour. Women in beautiful saris fill the streets,

chatting and laughing as they go about their day. These women weren't just going about their daily

routine– they were also keepers of ancient knowledge, passing down yoga teachings from one

generation to the next.

But their influence didn't stop there. Throughout history, women have been leaders and innovators

in the world of yoga, pushing boundaries and making the practice more inclusive for everyone.

Let’s see how.

Historical Texts and Scriptures

Ever wondered what ancient yogic texts like the Vedas and Upanishads have to say about women?

In the pages of texts, women aren't just side characters—they're leading the charge! For example,

Gargi and Maitreyi, two wise female sages mentioned in the Rigveda weren't just spiritual seekers;

they were full-on practitioners of yoga, known for their deep wisdom and insight. So, the next time

you delve into these ancient scriptures, keep an eye out for these inspiring women who helped lay

the foundation for yoga as we know it.

Challenging the patriarchy

In the early days, yoga was often reserved for men. But guess what? Women were not having any of

it! From ancient times, they have been quietly challenging these stereotypes, sneaking into the yoga

scene and making it their own. Despite what society said, women were right there, practicing,

studying, and teaching yoga.

And you know what's cool? Over time, these yoginis pushed boundaries, inventing new yoga moves

and making sure everyone felt welcome on the mat.


Passing on the knowledge

In more recent times, female yogis have been stepping up as major players, spreading yoga across

the globe. Take Indra Devi for example—aka the "First Lady of Yoga." She was a big deal in the 20th

century, spreading yoga far and wide in the West. She was a student of Krishnamacharya, one of the

most prominent yoga teachers of the modern era.

Innovators and Innovations

Let's talk about shaking things up! Women have been rocking the boat in the world of yoga by

bringing in fresh styles and ideas. Take Angela Farmer and Sharon Gannon, for instance. They

teamed up to create Jivamukti Yoga, a super popular style that mixes music, activism, and

spirituality. Their out-of-the-box thinking has drawn in all kinds of people and made yoga even more

awesome and inclusive

Empowerment and Accessibility

Female yoga teachers and leaders have been total game-changers in making yoga available to

everyone, especially women and marginalized groups. They've created spaces where everyone feels

welcome and supported, giving folks the chance to use yoga for healing, growth, and finding

themselves. So, thanks to these amazing women, yoga's become a tool for change and self-discovery

for all kinds of people.

Conclusion

Today the entire world recognizes the importance of yoga.

Now, yoga isn’t just a trend. It is associated with a multitude of benefits such as stress reduction,

hormonal balance, self-care, empowerment, improved physical and mental health, and a lot more.

So, as you roll out your yoga mat today, take a moment to honour the yoginis who have passed on

the transformative power of yoga into our lives.

Introduction

Yoga is a big deal nowadays, right? All thanks to the female forces who have practiced and

encouraged its importance.

Well, it’s no secret that yoga has originated from our very own motherland. But did you know it

started in India about 5,000 years ago? Back then, it was part of our ancient Vedic culture.

Now. while the practice of yoga has often been associated with male figures, particularly in ancient

texts and traditional settings, women have also made significant contributions to its development,

dissemination, and popularization.

Picture ancient India, bustling with energy and colour. Women in beautiful saris fill the streets,

chatting and laughing as they go about their day. These women weren't just going about their daily

routine– they were also keepers of ancient knowledge, passing down yoga teachings from one

generation to the next.

But their influence didn't stop there. Throughout history, women have been leaders and innovators

in the world of yoga, pushing boundaries and making the practice more inclusive for everyone.

Let’s see how.

Historical Texts and Scriptures

Ever wondered what ancient yogic texts like the Vedas and Upanishads have to say about women?

In the pages of texts, women aren't just side characters—they're leading the charge! For example,

Gargi and Maitreyi, two wise female sages mentioned in the Rigveda weren't just spiritual seekers;

they were full-on practitioners of yoga, known for their deep wisdom and insight. So, the next time

you delve into these ancient scriptures, keep an eye out for these inspiring women who helped lay

the foundation for yoga as we know it.

Challenging the patriarchy

In the early days, yoga was often reserved for men. But guess what? Women weren't having any of

it! From ancient times, they've been quietly challenging these stereotypes, sneaking into the yoga

scene and making it their own. Despite what society said, women were right there, practicing,

studying, and teaching yoga.

And you know what's cool? Over time, these yoginis pushed boundaries, inventing new yoga moves

and making sure everyone felt welcome on the mat.


Passing on the knowledge

In more recent times, female yogis have been stepping up as major players, spreading yoga across

the globe. Take Indra Devi for example—aka the "First Lady of Yoga." She was a big deal in the 20th

century, spreading yoga far and wide in the West. She was a student of Krishnamacharya, one of the

most prominent yoga teachers of the modern era.

Innovators and Innovations

Let's talk about shaking things up! Women have been rocking the boat in the world of yoga by

bringing in fresh styles and ideas. Take Angela Farmer and Sharon Gannon, for instance. They

teamed up to create Jivamukti Yoga, a super popular style that mixes music, activism, and

spirituality. Their out-of-the-box thinking has drawn in all kinds of people and made yoga even more

awesome and inclusive

Empowerment and Accessibility

Female yoga teachers and leaders have been total game-changers in making yoga available to

everyone, especially women and marginalized groups. They've created spaces where everyone feels

welcome and supported, giving folks the chance to use yoga for healing, growth, and finding

themselves. So, thanks to these amazing women, yoga's become a tool for change and self-discovery

for all kinds of people.

Conclusion

Today the entire world recognizes the importance of yoga.

Now, yoga isn’t just a trend. It is associated with a multitude of benefits such as stress reduction,

hormonal balance, self-care, empowerment, improved physical and mental health, and a lot more.

So, as you roll out your yoga mat today, take a moment to honour the yoginis who have passed on

the transformative power of yoga into our lives.

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