09 October 2009

There is more to yoga than the poses

I came across this video on Twitter recently and thought I would share it with you.

I really enjoyed listening to Rod Stryker talking about yoga and asana practice. I think the analogy he uses about spiritual leaders not doing great handstands in the middle of the room is fantastic. The way he describes the effect a physical practice can have on our personal and spiritual journey is also very interesting and, in my opinion, makes a lot of sense. Having said that, had I seen this when I first started yoga and was only looking at the physical aspect, it would not have resonated with me in the same way, yoga is so much more than asana (poses).


  1. So true! I would say that a lot of us start out just doing the postures (myself included!), and then one day in class you get the ah-a moment when it all starts making sense. From then on you are changed forever & there's no turning back. Such a great thing :)

  2. As you so rightly put it, that light bulb moment is fantastic.Worth sticking around for.


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