Understanding yoga as a living tradition can be perplexing and enthralling - being able to plug into a tradition to keep it thriving.
A living tradition means that time-tested tools, techniques and practices have been shared through the millennia. You can plug into, engage in and be a part of these today, in these modern times.
Many of you feel adrift, disconnected and even alienated in this shrinking global community with all its gadgets that bring all the world's information to our fingertips. And yet we are feeling disconnected. You can draw on the living tradition of yoga to address some of your needs.
The market does step in and create services and products to help us feel purposeful and meaningful, some of which are actually yoga. But when yoga becomes something you consume or purchase to meet an immediate urge or desire, it is disconnected from its meanings, its purpose, the tradition.
How can you plug into yoga and keep it connected to its roots and make it a part of your life? How can you benefit from yoga without being a consumer of yoga?
There is a systematic approach to the living tradition of yoga. There is a science and rigour to it. The tools, techniques and practices were tested by the sages many many years ago. You get to benefit from this work today. You also get to do the research and benefit from it too through your practice.
Yoga theory without practice is intellectual fodder. Yoga practice without theory is simply exercise. We need to marry the theory with practice to really understand yoga in a fulsome way. The proof of the practice is in the doing. Yoga is necessarily experiential.
Embrace the idea of yoga as a living tradition that you are a part of. Reach out to me if you need guidance.