This is an extract from my recent post on Gobekli Tepe highlighting JUST the fact that yoga postures (and yoga itself) seems to have originated from "shamans" i.e. cultures going back into the paleolithic age. This means that the art of yoga, in some form or another, has existed for thousands of years longer than we previously thought or had evidence for.
Outline of Evidence
The Shiva of Indus, or "Lord of Yoga", (with the erect penis) is obviously in a Mulabandhasana pose;
The shaman of 15000 BC, with an erect penis, obviously in savana or "corpse" pose....
Wikipedia: Shavasana or mrtasana (death pose)
Here is a screenshot of the figurine (probably a pendant, amulet, of charm of some sort as suggested in the analysis) found at Gobekli Tepe;
Does this mean that the pose found at Gobekli Tepe is a "sitting on a chair" yoga meditation pose or sitting on a throne and meditating (doing shamanic trance activity of some sort)...
... OR a variation of an even more ancient pose used by the mythological Jains called MulaBangha? (by the time these postures reached the modern age, which began about 500 BC, the animals were gone)
"the yogi, as a high transformation of the shamanistic techniques and experiences of ecstasis" Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology, Page 437
In other words, yoga, at least in its specific techniques if not its modern formulation, goes back into the paleolithic age and is thus AT LEAST over 15,000 years old!