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Thanks Fr. Ian! I have been very wary of yoga because of its origination in Eastern religious thought. I really appreciate the clarity of your explanation on the difference between a yoga studio experience and just yoga exercises.
Thanks Fr. Ian, I’ve struggled with this awhile as I have benefitted from physical yoga via P90x and other places, but when a studio I tried nearby got too new agey for me and spiritually ‘sticky’ I left. I wondered though how susceptible I was from that experience and if there were doors opened that shouldnt have been and transitioned to Pilates and other types of dance like movements like zumba, etc. I recently found out about buti yoga, which kind of reminds me of zumba combined with the static stretches of yoga.
There’s something about the static stretch movements in yoga that I find very helpful for internal organ as well as exterior health. And speaking as a veteran, I can also attest to the positions of stretching. I guess the wariness of yoga is doing it without their spiritual yoke … thanks for talking about this. I don’t think it’s explained often enough
Thanks for the comment… I am glad you intuitively recognized some of the dangers of yoga culture
This was informative and well stated. A couple of years ago I began using exercises from a program called Classical Stretch by Miranda Edmonde-White. It is good for improving flexibility and strength without tagging on any kind of spirituality.
Great… thanks for another resource to consider
Thanks and it makes sense.
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