“Yoga is indeed associated with certain metaphysical notions, but the practice itself does not require that we adopt them” states George Feuerstein, Ph.D in the book Living Yoga A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life. In this same book, a compilation of several authors, Joan Borysenko comments on how, in this country, psychology and medicine don’t have a place for the questions of spirituality. Such questions on the deeper meaning of life such as “who am I?” and “what is human life?”. I would like to add the question “is it possible to heal the past (and future) when we actively work to heal the present?”. Can you think of a situation to where this applies for you? And, if so, how would it change/improve things?
Yoga is a universal art. Most stereotypes of it are dead wrong. There are many misunderstandings of yoga but it is for anyone drawn to higher moral and virtues of life and any form of it, whether that be in meditation or the physical asana practice, it is inevitable that growth, a better state of balance and a sense of well-being results. It is true that there are postures called asanas but that is just one branch of an eight-fold path, one that is not a religion. I would place emphasis on yoga being experimentation of self-reflection, reality and beliefs. To continue reading CLICK HERE