Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Sorry Brenda, but Yoga is not (just) about wearing super cool "LaLaLime" pants...
There can be a little bit of that, but ultimately, there is waaaay more to Yoga than the western eye usually can see… Let's have a look, shall we?
THE YOGA VIBE - TRIBE - RIDE
As you would have all noticed by now, Yoga has spread around the world like good old Vegemite on a piece of toast. The "spreading" is not New-New of course, but you have to admit that in the more recent years, yoga studios have popped up everywhere like beautiful pimples on a teenager's face, which is great of course (for the studios not the pimples). And which means you probably already have a rough (or good) idea of what Yoga is about. You might even own one of those fancy mats (we do), and go everywhere in your "Activewear, Activewear" (we may have done that too...)
However, in the euphoria of this cool "trend", your cores may have gained some serious ground but the core message of the Yoga philosophy, maybe not so much... So just for the sake of it, and because we can, here is a quick reminder of what Yoga is NOT about.
1. Yoga was NOT born in a studio in LA
Although the US have been pretty switched on for many decades now with the whole Yoga Boom, Yoga wasn't born in the US, let alone in a studio in downtown LA. Yoga emerged in India approximately 5,000 of years ago BC, through the Vedic culture. Four main books emanated from this era - The Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda. Veda is t