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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Skyfloating
Oh, let's not let logic or common sense intervene; that is totally out of order!!!
C'mon, the unwashed masses cannot be expected to use this higher order of thinking and reason!!
originally posted by: SoulSurfer
On a serious note:
is it just me, or are the powers that be literally trying to piss everyone off? The more i read stories like the OP, the more I see the bigger picture on what ww3 really is.
originally posted by: KAOStheory
The Bhagvadgita clearly states that yoga - meditation - is to be done in private, alone, in silence, not in a group or class.
It's fine to go to learn, but not practice - different things, the definition of which if are not understood by the "students," then they must not be learning much, really.
As with any and all spiritual or religious practices.
I took a class on religion in school - it taught us ABOUT them, not that we HAVE to BE them.
And yes, I do yoga and meditate. But as I am not of an Abrahamic faith, I am not obliged by oath to bombard everyone else with my own beliefs and systems, nor a responsibility to either condemn and/or kill anyone who doesn't adhere to my own personal beliefs!
The added benefit is that I also don't ever have to defend or explain them to anyone. Imagine that!
Karma is good, karma is great.
Love and light, on and up!
totally loved your post!!!!!
originally posted by: Skyfloating
From the source:
Staff from Center for Student with Disabilities said while 'yoga is great' there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in the practice'
This step is long overdue and I hope this starts a wildfire that bans ALL Yoga studios. Yoga is not inclusive of disabled people. It promotes able-ism. If a disabled person cannot participate, what is the point in allowing it? It is not inclusive of genders outside of the man/woman binary. Where are the yoga manuals for other genders? What if I feel uncomfortable practicing with a group of women because I no longer identify as a woman? Yoga is offensive to Islam because it promotes gestures that are already used in islamic prayer. Western Yoga is not inclusive of ALL indian traditions. Yoga is racist because it was practiced by the ancient Aryans of India. Yoga is sexist because it has been exclusively taught by white Hindu males. Yoga is classist because it was considered a practice for the higher caste as opposed to the oppressed lower caste. Ban ALL Yoga NOW!!!!!
originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
Bring back the traditional nekkid all-male Olympics and I'll start watching again. Those running marathons will be hilarious. No seriously. I'm being serious. Completely and one hundred and ten percent serious. Housewives need some occasional eye-candy and crude humor too. You guys get all the best digs in.
Pardon me as I fart in my yoga pants.
Tee hee. I'm so spiritual and enlightened now.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: trollz
Well then, I would assume that the president of India, Narendra Modi, would be up in arms about this "cultural appropriation"...
Except that he recently helped start a UN backed world yoga day.