Actions

  Print Article
  BookMark Article

Categories    Category List

  Advice
  Aging
Arts
  Arts And Crafts
  Ask An Expert
  Automotive
  Banking
  Break-up
  Budgeting
Business
  Business Management
  Cancer Survival
  Career
Cars And Trucks
  Casinos
  Causes And Organizations
  Cell Phones
  Cheating
  College And University
Computers
  Computers And Technology
Cooking
Crafts & Hobbies
  Culture
Culture And Society
Current Affairs
  Dating And Relationships
  Death
Disease & Illness
  Domain Names
  Drop Shipping
  E-Commerce
  Electronics
Entertainment
  Environment
  Etiquette
  Ezines And Newsletters
  Family Concerns
Fashion
  Fiction
Finance
  Finances
  Financial Planning
  Food And Drinks
  Forums
  Gadgets And Gizmos
  Gambling
Gardening
Health & Fitness
Home
Home & Family
  Home Business
  Home Improvement
  Home Management
  Human Resources
  Import Export
  Infants And Toddlers
  Innovation
  Inspirational
  Insurance
  Intellectual Property
Internet
Internet Business
  Jobs
  K-12
  Medical Business
  Medicines And Remedies
Men Only
  Motivational
Motorcycles
  Nature
  Opinions
Our Pets
  Personal Development
  Pets And Animals
  Podcasting
  Pregnancy And Family Pla
  Presentation
Product Reviews
  Quotes
  Recreation
Recreation & Sports
  Recreation And Leisure
Reference & Education
Relationship
  Religion And Spiritualit
  Screenplay
  Search Engines
  Self Help
Self Improvement
  Selling
  Shopping
  Short Stories
  Society
  Speaking
  Sports
  Structured Settlements
  Supplements And Vitamins
  Team Building
  Technology
  Telecommuting
  Telesales
  Television
  Tools & Resources
  Travel
Travel & Leisure
  Video
  Web Development
Weddings
  Wellness, Fitness And Di
  Womens Interest
  Work Life Balance
  World Affairs
Writing & Speaking

Online Now    Online Now

Guests Online (121)

Baiduspider (3)

Bing (4)

Googlebot/2.1 (3)

WebCrawler (2)

Yandex (Russia) (1)

Googlebot/2.1 (1)

Bing (1)

Baiduspider (1)

Author Login    Author Login

Welcome Guest! Please login or create an account.

Username:

Password:



If you do not have an account yet, you can register ( Here ), or you may retrieve a lost user/pass ( Here ).

Navigation    Navigation

   10 newest articles RSS

Author Highlights    Featured Author

Andrue Hunnter
Bradford

View My Bio & Articles


James Claypool
West Chicago

View My Bio & Articles


Colleen Weathersen
East Los Angeles

View My Bio & Articles


DisclosureDisclosure

You should assume that the owner of this website is an affiliate for the provider of goods/services mentioned on this website. Sometimes the owner may get paid a commission if you purchase the product when following a link.

Yoga In America?

Author : Sam Nickel

Submitted : 2008-11-05 00:00:00    Word Count : 531    Popularity:   96

Tags:   yoga, yoga in america

Author RSS Feed   Author RSS Feed

Yoga does not seem to command the same form of respect from modern day society as it once did in the past. The real meaning of this ancient concept has been inundated by the quick-fix approach mentality of the modern day globalization. The ancient art of yoga has been represented as a simple concept to help people gain a better understanding of the overall philosophy. Yoga in its true form may be a little complicated for the western world to understand. It is a very dangerous and unethical to merely dabble on the surface and then talks about this subject as an expert! Yoga is often viewed as a physical journey, instead of a spiritual one in the western part of the world. It is represented as a physical activity that is directed towards the achievement of inner balance and meditative states of mind.

It originates from the Hindu religion and it is actually a part of the Hindu philosophy. In India, yoga is considered a very spiritual experience that has a physical aspect to it. But the western world prefers to refer yoga as a mere physical practice. Yoga with its strange looking symbols may seem mystical to the average Joe, is often enough to perk up a considerable level of interest in the hidden aspects of this ancient practice, but sadly, they are often misunderstood. Operating from the wrong paradigm, yoga became a form of sports in the western world. It also does a good job attracting those who wish to obtain inner peace and balance in the midst of the hectic modern lifestyle.

Disciples of yoga are often fascinated by the claims made by their yoga instructors. Outside of India, that there is a high level of misunderstanding of its true nature, hence the monumental amount of mistakes that can be found in its implementation. Closer observation reveals that the unique culture of each race has dramatically influenced the way yoga is practiced. Apparently, the west is not prepared to spend too much time in meaningful contemplations of this philosophy, hence the resulting fatal error due to a lack of understanding. For instance, meditation is the crux of this philosophy but busy Americans do not possess the time to spend in a few hours of relative sessions every day. The west seems obsessed with the desire to accumulate massive amounts of wealth and gaining power, which is a priority according the principles of Hinduism. Unless these values are changed, it is impossible for westerners to achieve the true wisdom and enlightenment as defined by the parameters of the Hindu religion. Patience and time is crucial for meditation. The westerners do not view investment in such contemplative moments for the attainment of philosophical wisdom to be beneficial.

Here, yoga as been practiced by those who desire to look good and stay in style. There are plenty of materials promoting it as a form of sports; you can practice yoga anywhere and anytime you want. Fans of famous people who later become fake gurus are adamant about supporting their idol and his practice. Obedient disciples of this distorted form of yoga have become agents of growth of this unhealthy philosophy.

Author's Resource Box

Read About Hair Loss TreatmentAlso Read About
Hair Loss Treatment
And
Biotin Hair Loss


Article Source:
www.1ArticleWorld.com

 

  Report Article
Badly Written Offensive Content Spam
Bad Author Links Mis-spellings Bad Formatting
Bad Author Photo Good Article!