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Friday, February 24, 2012

Yoga Can Be/ Is More Than Just Physical Exercise

This past month more than one person has mentioned their recent realization regarding yoga being more than physical exercise.  The almost complete emphasis on yoga as exercise has obviously done little to educate the masses about the treasures found in all 8 limbs of the yoga path.  Let's hope we're seeing the caboose of the yoga-is-all-about-asana train!  It is always a delight to engage with people who are intrigued to learn more about yoga. 

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda is recommended reading for yoga students.  570 pages of this yoga classic includes asana mentioned only 4 times.  Very briefly each time.  If you are interested in reviewing the framework of yoga please see my November 3rd, 2011 post "8 Limbs of Yoga".  There are plenty of resources available online and in books but my outline is a great place to start.

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