You probably know very few people who haven’t at least tried yoga, but its travel to America is actually pretty recent. Even 50 years ago, it was considered a very new concept for Americans, and (like many things) we were quick to Westernize it. That’s not necessarily a bad (or good) thing, but it is worth noting and taking a close look at those roots. There are plenty of benefits to today’s American version of yoga, but something has been lost in the translation.
Whether you’re a veteran yogi or have never taken a class, remember the original foundation of yoga the next time you practice. You can apply these to every practice, pick and choose which work for you, or simply check them off your list as nice to know, but not relevant right now. Yoga can be a part of your holistic health, but not if you just stick with the bootcamp style versions. [Read more…] about What to Remember about “Yoga”