Note: This is an excerpt of “Self-Inquiry on ‘Doing’ Yoga.” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga.

I engage in yoga daily. But I do not “do” yoga. Millions of others do “do.” Same-same? Semantics? What’s it matter?

It doesn’t matter. Maybe.

But as a word guy, I use writing to process the world, to help it make sense. To me, words matter. Clarity and precision of communication with myself and others matter.

And as a yoga guy, the self-inquiry of my spiritual practice — the what, why, how — matters.

Answering why it matters becomes a practice of inquiry and, potentially, deeper connection to your yoga. 

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