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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: Paul T Harrison ()
Date: December 12, 2019 12:48AM

WOW... Thank you allalong () :-) So happy to hear how you are listening and being gentle to your body rather than the "cult" approach :-)

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: sig ()
Date: December 14, 2019 04:29AM

More allegations about the world of yoga:

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Swami Vishnu-Devananda was covertly sexually active, apparently with multiple young women devotees, up until 1987. There were several people who left the Sivananda organization deeply wounded, with substantial long lasting consequences to this day.

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: allalong ()
Date: December 16, 2019 09:38AM

visor56 Wrote:
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allalong
> With every injury, my doctor kept suggesting to
> just do gentle yoga.
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>
> That’s good advice from your doctor. I like the
> approach of going to see a certified health
> practitioner like a physiotherapist and getting
> their recommendations for exercises, especially if
> you have specific health issues that might make
> you “not like everyone else”. If you want to try
> yoga many of them will be able to recommend
> specific yoga or yoga-like exercises that will
> help with getting stronger or with pain reduction
> for your body type and any health issues you might
> have. And then they’ll be able to show you how to
> do them yourself later at home.

A p.t. has the proper education to teach how to avoid injury. I wish there were more yoga classes like there were years ago, where it was a gentle form of Hatha yoga where there was a lot of benefit without all the advanced poses and injuries.



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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: Paul T Harrison ()
Date: December 17, 2019 12:08AM

Right on!!!!

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: allalong ()
Date: December 18, 2019 12:36AM

Paul T Harrison Wrote:
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> Right on!!!!

Thanks Paul!! :-)
What kind of yoga do you do?
If you don't mind my asking, how do you keep things like yoga/spirituality simple? T

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: Paul T Harrison ()
Date: December 18, 2019 06:07AM

Oh thanks for asking :-) One way is to have my yoga mat in the floor by my bed. This way I get up and first thing start dong poses on my back while watching TV or listening to music. Then I keep stretching every chance I get throughout the day including in bed and while sleeping.

As far as the spiritual side, my realization is about "conscience" or "supersoul" and they call it in Yoga :-) I try to be mindful, and get help for my mental syndromes, many of which can be exacerbated by Yoga philosophies. When I do get a rush of mania due to some spiritual or other realization, I keep it in check. I stay grounded on the idea that I am a mammal and so most likely the result of my death will be the same as any mammal. If the yoga/vedic idea is correct, then almsto all of who we are now, dies anyway, so no need to put any effort into trying to effect what happens after death. That is also, in my opinion, a lack of faith in God to constantly try and hedge the bet.

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: allalong ()
Date: December 19, 2019 05:18AM

Hi Paul,

Paul T Harrison Wrote:
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> Oh thanks for asking :-) One way is to have my
> yoga mat in the floor by my bed. This way I get up
> and first thing start dong poses on my back while
> watching TV or listening to music. Then I keep
> stretching every chance I get throughout the day
> including in bed and while sleeping.

That's a great idea. It definitely sounds like you're keeping things simple. I went to a gentle yoga class a few months ago taught by an older gentleman and it was the best yoga class I've had all year. I agree with a post I read on here that said that's what yoga is really meant to be. We don't have to do the more advanced poses to get the benefit from it.
>
> As far as the spiritual side, my realization
> ation is about "conscience" or "supersoul" and
> they call it in Yoga :-) I try to be mindful, and
> get help for my mental syndromes, many of which
> can be exacerbated by Yoga philosophies. When I do
> get a rush of mania due to some spiritual or other
> realization, I keep it in check. I stay grounded
> on the idea that I am a mammal and so most likely
> the result of my death will be the same as any
> mammal.

This was helpful. I am also trying to be mindful, keep my depression/anxiety in check, and not get too obsessed with yoga or any other spiritual discipline. What do you do to stay grounded? I will need to work on raising my awareness when I do start up with yoga again to not get obsessive. I also do well if I take bits and pieces from things, versus following one thing to the letter, like a religion.

> Here is my FB page. Please feel free to friend
> end me! Thanks :-)
> [www.facebook.com]

Thanks! I'm not on facebook though.

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: January 09, 2020 02:21AM

Ram Data Karoli Baba, Bhagavan Das..

Quotes from Ram Dass that Fit the Pattern for Spiritualizing Sexual Abuse in Yoga

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