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The Secret to Getting Men (into Yoga that is…)

The Secret to Getting Men (into Yoga that is...)

Go to any yoga class in the capital and you’ll be hard pushed to find more than a couple of token men.

Which is ironic, as, in the 5,000 years or so of yoga history it is only within the last 80 years that yoga has been opened up as a practice to women. For the majority of yoga’s history, it was ONLY practiced by men. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Yoga Beyond The Body: Part I

Yoga Beyond The Body: Part I
Yoga Beyond The Body: Part I
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It’s a relatively well-known fact that one of the founding Yoga texts, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, doesn’t mention much about asana. In fact, the only reference the sutras make to physical postures rather plainly states the importance of sitting comfortably.1 This might seem at odds with the plethora of physical variations of yoga now readily available. So if the physical stuff has evolved from somewhere, what’s at the beating heart of yoga? (more…)