Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yoga Wars

My dear friend Cyndi told me that some friends/students in Philly were sad that I wasn't actively bogging anymore. Like I said in my last post I was needing to put a reign on my ranting and start focusing on being more and more positive, like a modern day Patanjali, being positive in a positive way.

An article in the New York Times about Anusara yoga and its founder John Friend exploded on the Internet last week. Let me be clear I did not read the whole article, it was long and frankly I believe there is nothing as silly as reading about yoga. Yoga is about doing. I also knew that there was going to be a lot of debris flying...look don't mess with people's life changing vehicle.

Ever since I starting practicing Ashtanga Yoga I have heard all the criticism. Mostly from yoga students who have never practiced Ashtanga Yoga let alone met Guruji or traveled to Mysore, India. I have stopped arguing about yoga and what method is right, what method is more spiritual, what method is true...My advice.. stop reading about yoga and start a practice.


LK said...

Love the new layout!

aja said...

Yeah, awesome layout. Totally disagree about reading about yoga (as a writer of course) but I do totally agree that there is a lot of bad juju yoga writing out there, and for me its really important to stay away from it. Yoga is about doing and its about life.

Jill Manning said...


I don't mean yoga philosophy, or yoga and practice..practice..practice but maybe most important is sitting in the silence of it all and remembering the experience is the transformation.

aja said...

True that friend. And with that, I am shutting up ;)