My views on Yoga
I don’t post very much about my views on yoga because I, too, am learning what kind of yoga I really want to teach. I know my style of yoga will have a lot to do with my philosophy on life. And of course, life isn’t something finite or tangible. Many say life’s a journey and so Yoga, too, is a journey. – My Yoga.. My Life.
I had a brief conversation with an old friend and in the midst of the conversation, this was what transpired regarding my views on teaching yoga:
“I don’t think I’m in it to teach ‘hot Asian students’ yoga… I care to teach those who appreciate themselves for who they are and to those who look after themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. My yoga lessons aren’t for everyone and I don’t wish it to be.”
Why people believe that yoga has to be from a physical sense or that you have to be flexible is rather superficial. Well, I’m sure the amazing videos we see yogis do is part of it and the celebrities who practice it are told to show it off a particular way so the masses could understand and be inspired by them. If inspiration is what you’re looking for, then being drawn to yoga or away from these stereotypical postures give you a why or why not.
My views don’t fit the stereotype.
This is an interesting article I found about yoga asanas (postures) and its origins. My favorite quote from this article was: “Basically, we’re all just making this shit up.” LOL
Once the stereotypes are removed from the idea of yoga, and the excuses of why not… yoga is actually pretty simple. And it starts with one deep breath.