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What is the historical origin of Yoga?

We all know that Patanjali systematized the Yoga. However, he merely systematized the practices that were already there. What is the historical origin of Yoga?
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What is the story of origin of Yoga?

There is a story about the origin of yoga by Maharishi Patanjali and how he gave the knowledge of Yoga to mankind. What is that story and what is the significance of it?
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How many stages are there in Samadhi? Does Patanjali yoga sutras mention different stages of Samadhi?

Patanjali yoga sutras mention 8 stages to reach ultimate union with supreme. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, and Samadhi. But while reading tamil literature yesterday,it is ...
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Which lines of Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali say that Vedas had 1131 śākhās (recensions)?

This answer quotes Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali as the Vedas having 1138 1131 śākhās (recensions). Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, ...