In yogic tradition, it is said that Guru Purnima is the day that saw Shiva become the Adi Guru, or the first Guru. He began the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis on this day. In the yogic culture, Shiva is the Adi Yogi or the first Yogi.
In the yogic culture
Out of his realisation, he became ecstatic and danced all over the mountains or sat absolutely still. He was constantly into bouts of stillness and bouts of mad dancing. All the gods finally got him to teach the method, Shiva expounded various types of yogas depending upon the level of preparedness of the person who was sitting in front of him.
It was taught in a certain intimacy
The first part of Shiva’s teaching was to Maa Parvati. It was taught in a certain intimacy. Shiva expounded the ways of yoga to Devi. The yoga sutras of Shiva are such that almost in every sutra, he refers to her as the resplendent one, the gracious one, the beautiful one.
The second set of yogic teaching was expounded to the Sapta Rishis, or the first seven sages. When we use the word yoga, you should not think of twisting your body or holding your breath.
Science of Creation
We are talking about the very science of creation and how to take this piece of creation (you) to its ultimate possibility. We are looking at gaining mastery over the fundamental processes of life; the very process of creation and dissolution. For every being on the planet, there is a certain way that is the advantage of yoga.
This teaching happened on the banks of Kanti Sarovar, near Kedarnath. This is when the world’s first yoga programme happened.!