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).

2 comments:

  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 :)

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

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