Yoga as recent formulation

The term yoga now tends to mean hatha yoga, but Raja Yoga is in essence something very ancient, but again recent formulations may be at work, with vivekanda a possible key player.
But the core yogic mediation corpus is VERY ancient, and preceded buddhism which itself attempted to recast an earlier legacy. In addition much of this is a latter version of the primordial legacy arising in a challenge to early buddhism.
We must suspect, evading the OIT/AIT debate, that earliest ‘yoga’ ( a better term might term might help) but not in sanskrit or indo-european terminology existed in india for millennia: I suspect that its origin is in the neolithic period. In fact some of the references to astronomical phenomena make sense if they are taken as referring to a cosmological context as far back as the neolithic.

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