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In modern India, the art of yoga has been practiced for Mallakhamb more than two hundred years.
According to the available sources, it was born more than two centuries ago in the state,
which today bears the name of Maharashtra. Mallakhamb term is a combination of two words
Marathi language spoken in Maharashtra:
- Malla is a fighter,
- Khamba means six.
Exercises are performed using a wooden pole in order,
to develop the agility, flexibility and strength of the ideal fighter.