People often ask me about my lineage.  My lineage goes back to the rishis, the earliest yogis who were "seers."  In silence, they connected to the earth, water, fire, wind and the cosmic order.  Their exploration was how to live in harmony with the cosmos in order to ensure the health of their family, clan, tribe and humanity at large.  Archaic yoga was less individualistic and more concerned with the Whole.  

Many spiritual traditions and indigenous cultures share this connection to nature, exploration of the cosmos, and rituals and practices to keep their community aligned with the Whole.  Perhaps my lineage is not so different from yours.