Halt! Yoga-ites Are Not Welcome Here!! Huh???
The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to yoke or join together. The actual meaning of Yoga is to join together. Thus, the purpose of yoga is to unite body, mind and spirit. (Source)
A few years back, came across a blog post discussing Yoga and Christianity. Thought it was an odd topic. Can’t find the original post but here is a link to a similar discussion.
(??? ) Didn’t realize there were folks who thought Christianity and Yoga were incompatible or in conflict. Even more recently, saw an article title that mentioned that Yoga was the “new fat shaming”.
What’s up with beating up on the Yoga-ites?? (??? ) Yoga is a form of exercise great for meditation and relaxation . That’s what it is for me. But checked my lexicon to provide the reader with a more proper definition: a system of moral and physical disciplines and stages of meditation, widely practiced within Hinduism. A yogi is someone who practices yoga. Seems like there’s a lot of over-thinking going on. Have I missed something??
Well whatever was missed, it can stay missing. September is National Yoga Month. People are dedicating a full month to focusing on the numerous health benefits and other positive aspects of this ancient practice and philosophy. Plus: Yoga is suitable for all ages. Plus: Yoga benefits can be enhanced with aromatherapy. Of course there are many more pluses but that was just to get you interested. Sharing my favorite quote which describes yoga according to my understanding.
“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” — B.K.S. Iyengar (Quote Source)
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- Is it OK to do yoga, tai chi? Ethics and Religion Talk(mlive.com)
UPDATE: September 16, 2017. This is an anniversary post. This was the first blog post published at this blog on September 7, 2015.
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