Yoga: Historically Not 'Stretching'
Well, I've officially entered into Yogi-dom!
I can't thank Kula Collective enough, not only for the amazing journey through history, anatomy, self-reflection, spiritual shamanism and of course the asanas (poses, aka stretching), but also the ability to experience it all through receiving their Dharma Grant. Muchimas gracias! But yes, let's talk about the stretching. By day one and it became quite obvious there's so much more to yoga and being an instructor than the asanas and poses. Yoga is among the oldest documented forms of spirtuality and shamanism (believing in an invisible or higher realm connected with our living world around us) and goes back over 5000 years to ancient India! Of the traditional 8 Limbs of Yoga, the asanas is actually only one small part!
So what is yoga all about then? Check out my short Morning Maté video below to learn more about the simple awareness brought out through the yoga lifestyle that should be applied off the mat as much as on the mat:
Above: One of our Kula cacao and rapé ceremonies as integrated in our YTT200 hr at the beautiful Present Moment Retreat Center in Troncones, Mexico.
Namaste amigos :)