Monday, October 4, 2010

Yoga as a tool

"Is Yoga a religion?" is a question I hear a lot. As teachers of yoga, our response is often to downplay, or to reinforce the idea that yoga is for everyone and won't get in the way of you and your religion. I'm not so sure we are being truthful as teachers when we say this. It is true yoga is a discipline and not a religion. However, as a tool yoga is so effective it's like using a titanium shovel with a homing device to dig for the truth. Religion generally puts belief first and practice second. This can lead to a real lack of inquiry. If you decide to start practicing yoga, get ready to start asking yourself some really interesting and possibly uncomfortable questions about what you hold to be true.


  1. Yoga cannot be a religion. it is a way of life that people can practise whatever faith they follow. I recently blogged about it at:

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  3. nice post
    Yoga is the natural way to stay happy, healthy and stress free. It is the best home exercises you can do around the house.