Yoga was written about in texts 5000 years ago. That’s called documentation. My reference to millions of forms is simply the idea that just like no two human bodies are identical, no two yoga practices are identical."Well documented" was your claim. Documents=written records.
Earliest written references are much more recent than that. "Millions of forms".
Yes, maybe for me its better to do it in a situation were I can realy relax- maybe some day I`ll try it in our garden or out in the wood.Being outside and nature always has a positive impact on me.Going to a couple of group classes helped me to realize that it's more effective for me to do it on my own.
Me as well. I was lucky enough to be gifted some free classes in the beginning. I am glad I did it because having some initial direction was very helpful. Are used to try to go to a class locally a couple times a year just so the instructor could check my form.Going to a couple of group classes helped me to realize that it's more effective for me to do it on my own.
I have a friend who teaches a newer form that's for busted up and older/ frail folks.My long hair covers my red neck. I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry compact loaded with flying ashtrays. Turned wrenches on trucks, buses light and heavy rail. Can fill in for step dons band as a rhythm player when the lead is a no sho.
Having had a liver transplant, my abbs are ruined on my right side and I’m not walking my usual 10-15 miles a day on the job. I’ve a need for some exercise. My body is quite screwed up. I’m looking into yoga classes to help my 70 year old body function. I do walk in our nearby park but when there’s snow on the ground it’s not inviting. There’s a couple of local yoga classes around our town I’m looking into.
No stigma here.
Yeah Yoga is sometimes made into a religious straw man like Darwin is viewed as a religious competitor/ threat.It's only a religious practice if you make it one. What I do with my body is physical. That it calms my mind is personal. Neither of those things are religious.
In order to make that statement you had to apply Western concepts to Sanskrit words denoting non physical principles translated into English words by Western scholars.Because it is a religious practice, yoga has as much place in a church as icons of christ have in a temple dedicated to shiva. The goal of real yoga is raising the serpent power through the chakras. Pretty much the core opposite of the church's mission which would be destroying the serpents power. Hence the stigma.