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April 27, 2015
I must be really naive, or am taking practice way too seriously. I know nothing about nor do I want to emphasize the vices and behavior of famous gurus and various other yogis.
In my studies I have understood yoga to be a philosophy centered around the belief that the body is a temple. Yoga is not meant for greed, indulgence, competition or ego. The principles of practice I know of promote discipline, cleanliness, focus, and clarity among other positive traits. These ultimately produce wholeness and overall health, which I thought yoga was about.
While I am a liberal person and usually open-minded, I find it extremely difficult to understand how yoga is working within someone who brags about regular practice yet their thoughts and actions are completely opposite to that which is reflected in the original text. Much we modernize everything?
Is it really necessary to enforce a clean image on yoga as a whole? Yes, it is.
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