The beginning of yoga was developed 5,000 years ago. It was mentioned in Rig Veda. As per Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular to promote physical health too. Many books at Indicbrands under the Yoga category give you an insight into the history of Yoga An Introduction To The Yoga Sutra, Yoga in the modern-day and age.