posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 02:08 AM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Originally posted by intrepid
Seems to me like you want to push the religious aspect when it's been shown that in the west that yoga is an exercise regimen. I provided links. Care
to provide something that purports that yoga is producing any significant religious foothold because of this workout? As an agnostic I tire of
these religious/atheist arguments.
Children are easier to influence than adults. If you were taught Yoga as a child, you'd look up where it comes from, wouldnt you? Hatha Yoga is the
first step of Yoga. The second step is meditative Yoga. The third step is spiritual Yoga.
My backside. As a comparison, how many kids do you know that eat Chinese food & actually bother to know the entire history of the culture through &
through? Because this is exactly what you're saying is going to happen with a kid being taught yoga.
And you don't stop the flawed logic there, either. You're ascribing a default tiered approach when the vast majority only want the first example and
nothing more. I have no patience for meditative crap, and zero desire for spiritualism, and will not waste my time on it. I wanted to be stronger &
limber, not wrapped up in some silly religious or philosophical mindset. I don't believe there are any Hindu gods out there waiting for someone to
strike a pose. I don't believe in the chakras or any other variants of this energy channel BS. I highly doubt the universe gives a poop if I try to
"connect" with it or not. To me, this stuff is utter fiction and has absolutely no merit on performing physical positions with the end goal of
muscle conditioning. Believe it or not, just because you look for spiritualistic side dishes for your approach to yoga, it definitely does not mean
the rest of the practitioners do. I wanted the exercise, not the filler drivel. Like it or not, westernized yoga is quickly becoming the kind I
The absolute best point anyone can make in this thread is that once upon a time, the Olympics was a religious event. We don't do it for the Greek
gods anymore, do we? The exact same can be said for yoga. Once something evolves out of it's religious roots in to the secular, it is no longer
religious in nature. Only the participant can make a secular action a religious or spiritual one. Granted, plenty of modern Olympians are religious
and plenty seem to think some god helped them get to the games in the first place, but it does not a religious event make.