Note: This is an excerpt of “What Is Yoga?” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga.

The images we see of yoga largely are a limited view of a Western trend.

It emphasizes the physical practice of asanas. Bodies bending and stretching into shapes on a rectangular mat. Defined minutes of a class conducted within the defined walls of a studio. But the ancient spiritual practice of yoga is not defined by minutes, mats and walls.

As a yoga practitioner, teacher and apprentice, the question, “What is yoga?” is one of deep inquiry.

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