What is “Real” Yoga? {Video}

Via Kara-Leah Grant
on May 10, 2012
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Yoga or not yoga?

It’s hard to take a photo of yoga.

It’s easy to take a photo of a yoga posture.

Is a posture like triangle pose, yoga?

Sometimes yes.

Sometimes no.

And that’s why we’ve confused the yoga with the posture.

Doing a lot of yoga postures? Maybe.

Doing a lot of yoga? Maybe not.

But that’s okay.

With all the people around the globe now stepping onto a yoga mat and doing postures, never before have we had such a groundswell of opportunity to be yoga, collectively.

Wow… imagine that…

Turn your yoga into yoga today. Here’s how:

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Editor: Kate Bartolotta



About Kara-Leah Grant

Kara-Leah Grant is the author of Forty Days of Yoga - Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice and The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. She is also the founder of New Zealand’s own awesome yoga website, The Yoga Lunchbox.

A born & bred Kiwi who spent her twenties wandering the world and living large, Kara-Leah has spent time in Canada, the USA, France, England, Mexico, and a handful of other luscious locations. She lives in Mount Maunganui with her young son, a ninja-in-training where she actively cultivates a life of outrageous joy.

You can find Kara-Leah on her website, or on Facebook.


10 Responses to “What is “Real” Yoga? {Video}”

  1. jonathan says:

    As soon as you referred to asanas as tools, I knew I liked you 🙂

  2. Sally says:

    Well said Kara-Leah! Know that YOU are your thoughts, they also are tools …

  3. Sally says:

    whoops, the NOT disappeared … your are NOT your thoughts …

  4. Vision_Quest2 says:

    So, maybe the reason I have advanced … though hardly in asana, is the degree of mindfulness in the moment I bring to (in ascending order) my physical practice .. oh and chanting, even more of dancing, a good percentage of my pranayama and practically all of my meditation …

    I suppose I can rest easier now, knowing that I do lots of yoga …

    Yoga is a feeling, not a fashion statement.

    Thanks for the talk, Kara-Leah …

  5. Marget Brew says:

    Your best bet is to get a secured credit card.

  6. yogijulian says:

    enjoyed your thoughts on yogar. and your kiwi accent! 😉

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