What is Kemetic Yoga?
Yoga was practiced in Kemet – North East Africa and Arabia – for a very long time. Kemet, meaning black or the black land of the Nile and along what is now called the Red Sea. Research has indicated that the philosophy of personality integration, or yoga, was already practiced in Kemet for about 10,000 years, which is a great expanse of time.
The teaching of yoga in Kemet was derived from the meditations and insights of the early temple priests. The term YOGA is not indigenous to Kemet. Yoga is “yoke” in Sanskrit, one of the languages of present day India. To yoke or to bind what, some may ask? Each person has an individual consciousness and individual mind upon which they perceive the world. No two people can be assumed to think in exactly the same manner, nor have identical ideas on things. This is the manifestation of individual reality.
At the same time, there is universal consciousness that is beyond the scope of the normal realm of consciousness, or individual reality of persons. Hence, the practice of yoga is a personality integration method that allows people to bind their individual transitory reality with the universal consciousness. Continue reading