The art of Yoga is as old as Vedas. When we read the conditions that prevailed in those times, we get an impression that women were pre eminent in many fields. The Goddess Parvati first gained knowledge of Yoga by importunating Lord Shiva to teach her.
In Vedic era, women have been held with high esteem. They enjoyed equal rights and opportunities. Manusmriti describes them as Goddess. In Samkhya-Yoga woman has been compared to Prakriti (Nature). Like Nature, she has to remain ever active. Kalidasa describes women as spark of life in the family. This very spark is the up lifter of the family. Her Health is therefore the family’s health.
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