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The need for an alternative to Yoga Alliance
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Forum Posts: 31

January 11, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Namaskar Dilipji,

I am thanking you for your recent post, but where is your proof? This is beginning to sound like the X-Files. What you are saying amounts to a conspiracy theory and you should be able to give us a few more solid facts to work with. Who are these people who control Yoga Alliance? You know that recognition of video testing as contact hours will be a good thing for yoga and for teachers all around the world.

Yoga alliance can't give this right to one group and deprive all the rest. Every yoga teacher training center would begin to open the doors to video testing. This is good news for everyone - if it is true. Hence, I ask you what is the problem with video testing being accepted as face to face contact.

Hatha Yoga is not one of the main four styles of yoga. Raja, Bhakti, Jnana, and Karma Yoga are the main forms of yoga. Hatha is a physical outgrowth of Raja, so this became exercise. Exercise is sometimes controlled by outside forces who know nothing about yoga at all. Here is my point: You Hatha Yoga teachers can't have your cake and eat it too. When Hatha Yoga left India you wanted to turn it into exercise. Now you resist regulation for running an exercise class.

Am I missing something? I fail to understand why yoga teachers want to play both sides of the fence. For once be honest - Yoga is not an exercise for the body alone. And it is much more than an exercise class. Yoga is a lifestyle for those who dedicate themselves to it. If you leave a gym you can eat your donuts on the way home, but yoga is with you all day and even when you sleep.

YOGA ISN"T JUST AN EXERCISE. But my friend Dilipji, you have to admit it to yourself. At that instant you must realize that Yoga Alliance can't control yoga at all. Anyone who tries to buy and control yoga is just wasting time. We are just mortal beings, but we try to control everything. Let it go and see the truth. Nobody can control yoga - ever.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

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