When we hear the name Yoga, India comes to our mind straight away. But did you know that another ancient culture shared the trait of Yoga with similar principles of enlightenment? It’s ancient Egypt – Kemet. The yoga in this land bears the similar principles with uniqueness of Egypt. The Yoga in the land of Pharaohs is called, Smai Tawi – The union of Body with the Spirit. The union of lower kingdom with the upper kingdom.
In the modern world Yoga took shape widely in the fitness aspect and the true goal of attaining enlightenment is omitted either due to religious differences or due to materialistic nature of human mindset. But either in India or in Egypt, the startling roots lead to the same state of enlightenment, just as the same sun shines in India and in Egypt. They both complement each other.
The Pharaohs in ancient Egypt depict the same, ‘Uraeus’ the serpent that rises from their forehead depict the energy from the spine reaching the brain and facilitate the unity of the body with the spirit ‘Ka’. Thus, in modern days the Yoga of ancient Egypt is called as Kemetic Yoga. Unlike with the fast pace, this Yogic practise deals with slow geometric postures with various breathing techniques. But much of this practise was forgotten and only some movements were recovered from translations of Hieroglyphs.