Yoga without moral foundation is an impossibility… I believe that moral foundations are what is lacking in most of our lives.
~Georg Feuerstein, yoga scholar and Indologist, quoted in Yoga Unveiled
It seems now, more than ever, we need yoga in our lives. Inspiring others on a global level can be achieved at an event like the Olympics.
In an article published on Elephant Journal this past Sunday, I discussed why this makes sense in reference to yoga’s foundational text, Yoga Sutras, and its morals, Yamas and Niyamas; as they correspond to the philosophy of the Olympic Games. Not only would yoga inspire through Asana, but it would encourage others to learn more about its practice, culture, and philosophy.
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Listening to President Barack Obama addressing the attacks on US in Libya today, he mentioned, “A country is only as strong as the character of its people.”
Yoga is healing; it focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection. It isn’t a religion; it’s a way of life. It encourages us to take responsibility for our own actions in a positive way. Let’s share the effect of yoga, to shape the character of a better world.