No physical evidence supports the claim that Yoga is as old as civilization. Earliest archaeological evidence of yoga is stone seals of around 3000 BC depicting yoga poses. We can today divide the history of yoga into four periods. The Vedas arethe sacred scriptures of Brahmanism,modern day Hinduism’s basis. The Vedas contains the oldest known yogic teaching; hence, such teachings are called Vedic yoga. The creation of the 200 Nos. of Upanishads marks the pre classical yoga. The Upanishads describe the inner vision of reality resulting from devotion to Brahman. These explain the teachings of Vedas further. Around 500 BC, the Bhagavad geeta or Lord`s song came up. Currently scholars take this as the oldest known yoga scripture. The creation of the yoga sutras by Patanjali Post classical yoga differs from those of previous periods since it focuses more in the present. It no longer strives to liberate a person from reality but rather one to accept it and live at the moment.