Them yogis rituals though.
If you wonder, Yoga is far more than gymnastic and breath. Some thousand years ago before the body work (hatha yoga) unfolded itself, yoga was sitting and observing, pure meditation. I think a comfortable, calm seat is the most difficult of ALL the yoga positions.
Yoga for me is expanding my awareness and finding balance in this black and white chaos called life, in these contradictory parts of myself, balance between strength and flexibility.
Yoga actually is two things: The goal and the way towards it at the same time.
The goal is a state of total freedom and to overcome any sort of suffering. So the goal is a state of mind, namely inner peace.
The way towards it is to connect my own freewill with the will of the greater source, to search for absolute truth and what I am in essence.
The way is to work on myself everyday and always. To grow and to live my own individual purpose. To honor and appreciate myself and my surroundings.
It is not a religion but it is compatible with all religions.
Yoga is knowledge, love and devotion, a selfless service to the world.
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