The History of Yoga
Follow the journey of how a tradition with ancient roots in the Indian subcontinent ended up as a weekly yoga class for millions around the world.
From ancient tradition to modern gym class, yoga means many things to many people.
How the modern world changed the life and reputation of the yogi.
Modern yoga owes a debt to the physical culture movement that created a world obsessed with health and fitness.
Surya namaskars, or sun salutations, have a long history in South Asia, but their place at the heart of modern yoga is more recent.
About the author
Lalita is a web editor at Wellcome Collection.