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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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I know it's a broad term and there are different focus points and such.

The question is: Does yoga teach religion and philosophy? If so, which type and what are the religious tenets of the mentioned branch?

In my opinion, alot of people do this for fitness, but barely crack the shell of self knowledge/ spiritualism/reliogion that is the full intention of many of these practices.
They're essentially going through the motions, unquestioning




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Yoga has its own philosophy , many people want the fitness aspect of it , and could careless about the religious and philosophical side of it .


Nike - just do it . For some people thats enough , no need to dive further into it . If they don't want the bells and whistles to come with yoga , then who are we to force them or ridicule them.

Everyone has their own cup of tea they enjoy , no harm done.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by seedofchucky
reply to post by HamrHeed
 


Yoga has its own philosophy , many people want the fitness aspect of it , and could careless about the religious and philosophical side of it .


Nike - just do it . For some people thats enough , no need to dive further into it . If they don't want the bells and whistles to come with yoga , then who are we to force them or ridicule them.

Everyone has their own cup of tea they enjoy , no harm done.


I understand yoga is taken at face value. I'm not taking a dig at people who practice at all. In fact, I learn alot from listening to all religious people, good or bad/
At this point, I can make a positive out of religious nonsense that people spew.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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I question & have gone through the motions. WIth each cell of the human body there is insight, but it is insight designed for my mind. It is hard to convey relevance to another mind on much of what I have learned through yoga.

I do believe that through yoga you can develop mind-bending abilities.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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Yoga, stretching, breathing, blue green algae (spirulina supplements) and herbs (all sorts) to supplement your body to create room for energy to operate.

Yoga is a great way to communicate with yourself.

Good luck!

K



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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Originally posted by HamrHeed
I know it's a broad term and there are different focus points and such.

The question is: Does yoga teach religion and philosophy? If so, which type and what are the religious tenets of the mentioned branch?

In my opinion, alot of people do this for fitness, but barely crack the shell of self knowledge/ spiritualism/reliogion that is the full intention of many of these practices.
They're essentially going through the motions, unquestioning


For me it was the other way. Spiritual event made me do yoga. I literaly came to a stage where the body itself made yoga momements without me conciously thinking. If you let the body move by itself it will do what it needs to do to fix itself. Then I took up Yoga classes and some weightlifting to get my back in shape. After a while I feelt like I did not need it anymore and I have stoped and at the same time the yoga place shut down for other reasons. But my body became less highmaintance to feel good. So I am a Spiritual change -> Yoga instead. But I have many times where I relax in the moment and just feel things. I would like to be able to speed up other peoples paths but it only oneself that can run up that hill.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by survival
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I question & have gone through the motions. WIth each cell of the human body there is insight, but it is insight designed for my mind. It is hard to convey relevance to another mind on much of what I have learned through yoga.

I do believe that through yoga you can develop mind-bending abilities.


Yeep. But is that not because you listen to the things/abilities in the body that you have neglected/not found before. I kinda get more out of listening to resonating medative sounds than from yoga now but I am not saying you should do that instead of yoga. But then I have become a wierd halfcrazy mystic playing around with things I do not understand like a litte curious child
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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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The Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads go hand in hand with Yoga.

If you're seeking for 'yogic' philosophy, there's a book called 'The Life Divine' by Sri Aurobindo that might interest you and if you want to take a Deep plunge into what Yoga really is, I suggest you to read his book 'The Synthesis of Yoga'. Savitri and the Record of Yoga (a gold mine of information - including the Sapta Chatusthaya) are the more hardcore stuffs
All the mentioned books can be found here.


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