Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in many cultures throughout the world. It is most commonly associated with the culture of India. A fact that is coming more into the common knowledge is that Africans in Kemp (Ancient Egypt) practiced Yoga many years before the evolution of the culture of India. KEMETIC Yoga is expressed in the artwork and spiritual writings found in the ancient tombs and temples. On wall paintings and sculptures we see figures in positions that we now know to be Yoga postures. In the ancient texts we are able to read about the principles and techniques of physical and spiritual perfection that the KEMETIC people aspired to.

From the earliest times it was known in Egypt that there is only one GOD, the One Truth. This is why a deep study of the many religions, mystery systems and myths around the world reveals ‘similarities’ in philosophy and symbolism; it is due to the one common source of them all. It is our duty to enquire deeply into the nature of that truth since knowing the exact truth is the basis of our well being.

The danger of studying the past lies in the past lies in the ‘purpose.’ Are we studying it for personal achievement, that is, to get a degree, to attain stature and respect, for financial gain, for power and control of others through information, to prove that we are better than someone else, or to understand and assist ourselves and others in the journey of life, the highest goal of service. Surely truth must be our goal, as nothing else can set us free.

The aim of this work is to show and to explore a deeper historical background of Yoga and to provide a simplified guide for this discipline. The author hopes that those seekers, who are interested in expanding their consciousness will have further information to draw on to attain a deeper understanding of themselves thorough a deeper understanding of the mystical discipline of Yoga from the Egyptian perspective. The better the understanding
of a given thing, the better one is able to apple and use it. It is not the intention of this author to prove that Egyptian philosophy was the basis of the Judeo-Christian Religion. This was shown long ago by researchers such as Count Volney, Gerard Massey, Charles Finch, Albert Churchward and others.

Muata Ashby
Egyptian Yoga. Philosophy of Enlightenment