What does Yoga do to your Body?

What does Yoga do to your Body?

Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a teacher and lifelong practitioner of Yoga. Born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, she now resides in Ontario, Canada and offers online classes in classical Hatha Yoga. As the founder of Body Mind Light and the creator of its Online Shop, she strives to propagate the authentic, original wisdom of Yoga to the world. Read more...

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  1. Alex says:

    It’s important for people to understand that asanas constitute only a percentage of Yoga. In the west, people (predominantly white people) miss the mark when it comes to getting the full benefits of this practice and understanding that Yoga is something you ARE, not something you DO.

    I once came across an article written by this blonde celebrity millionaire Yoga “teacher” called Kino MacGregor. She had post after post of her doing advanced poses in a bikini while ranting on and on about people who hate her. Probably the furthest thing from Yoga you can get! This is precisely why you don’t see many Indian Yoga practitioners in the public eye – it’s because Indians understand that Yoga is an internal state. It’s not “Hey look at me;” it’s not gymnastics; and it’s certainly not petty. I don’t go to Yoga classes in the West anymore because it’s so whitewashed, colonized and does not encompass the abundance of Yoga.

    Keep giving us more information about vibrations, about mantras, about breathing, about mental health, about devotion, about thought and about self-study – all IN ADDITION to asanas. That’s what Yoga actually is.

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