I have taken Hatha, Vinyasa and Bikram yoga classes in the United States and India. Nothing compares to seeing 4,000 year old African faces practice yoga on the temple walls. Standing in the presence of an ancient style of African yoga documented in the hieroglyphics is empowering. The significance of recognizing yogaâ€™s connection to Africa helps us understand that our ancestors also practiced a style of yoga specific to their cultural beliefs and philosophies. Understanding that yoga is directly connected to African history is to understand our history. I had the opportunity to imitate the postures in front of 4,000 year old hieroglyphics depicting the ancient style. I have a deeper connection to the practice after being introduced to the Kemetic sciences, ancient architecture and sacred art still withstanding and available for our education and illumination thousands of years later.