Comments for Yoga Basics http://www.yogabasics.com Online Yoga Resource and News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:02:35 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The Five Vayus by John Kortmulder http://www.yogabasics.com/learn/the-five-vayus/#comment-10599 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:02:35 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=378#comment-10599 Thanks for simple and direct explanation. I will use this and credit your information in our yoga teacher training.

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Comment on Learn To Be Mindful Of Your Food Choices by mitali r goyal http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/new-year-nutrition-start-the-year-off-with-health/#comment-10592 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:42:57 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=2481#comment-10592 Hello Shari,
I am an Indian presently living in Budapest. I was born to a non vegetarian family. But I and my family became vegetarian when I was 5year old. I always ate eggs. But I again started eating non veg when I was about 23years old. It was like once in a month and sometimes an year. I again left eating non veg when I was 27. Now I am 33and I am eating non veg. For me it’s chicken, ducks…. I also give it to my 4year old. Though I am married to a vegetarian family my husband eats non veg. And as I cook for him I have begun eating.
I can’t tell you how divided I feel after eating it. Yesterday I felt like I could feel the chicken sad, and it’s wings in my tummy. I felt like I took her pain. I felt wrong. But I m still eating it. N giving it to my kid. I feel wrong. I want to cook for my husband but I don’t feel right. If I don’t give it to my daughter m I depriving her of something. My husband likes non veg. V r very much divided in our life ideologies so he likes to eat it. Can u guide me?

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Comment on Yoga Gift Guide 2016 by PranaJewelry.com http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/yoga-gift-guide-2016/#comment-10591 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:16:49 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=7582&preview=true&preview_id=7582#comment-10591 Thanks for including our Ganesh Necklace for your gift guide. We are honored. We will share with our followers. Thanks for sending the love!

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Comment on History of Yoga by Ambika http://www.yogabasics.com/learn/history-of-yoga/#comment-10574 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:13:12 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=582#comment-10574 Hi Timothy.

Thanks for a great article outlining the basics of the history of yoga. I found many of the comments below quite intense and I applaud your replies to each of these. I too have researched the history of yoga, although in one lifetime I doubt I would have even touched the surface.

I feel that some of the anger in the other comments is toward ‘western yoga’ and the fact yoga is now a billion dollar industry in the west and we walk around with our Ganesh Tshirts, Mala Beads and say Namaste at the end of our classes (which I find incredibly weird so don’t do it) and much of this which the west associates with yoga, is in fact, much of hinduism. I get that some people are a little peed off. What is important though, which I believe you do well Timothy, is stick with the factual history and research, which I don’t think many others have. If they had, they wound’t be disputing you. What I think we can all respect is that yoga has been a part of Hindu practice for a very long time. and it was the Hindus, of another name, who did set the foundations. It was the ancestors of hindus we know today, the people who modern Hindus actually do see as fellow Hindus.

I have many Hindu friends from India who are all yoga teachers (we are from Sivananda) and we are all one. There’s no separation of cultures or no talk of who is more deserving of practicing yoga or who did yoga first. We are all one. This, to me, is yoga.

I do however, question that the Sutras were compiled in the 2nd century though? Is the CE? My belief was always they were compiled somewhere between 4th – 2nd BCE. I’m wondering what your source is on this? I teach History of Yoga so this is important to me :)

Cheers from Australia x

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Comment on Jalandhara Bandha, the Throat Lock by Timothy Burgin http://www.yogabasics.com/learn/jalandhara-bandha-the-throat-lock/#comment-10568 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:48:54 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=401#comment-10568 None. This bandha would be counter-indicated with a Laryngectomy.

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Comment on Getting High Before Yoga Class by zam zam http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/getting-high-before-yoga-class/#comment-10565 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:02:36 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1150#comment-10565 Marijuana is used to meditate, not before any yoga practice. MJ is also mostly used by sadhus, not yogis.
And no, you’re not practicing with Shiva. Trust the west to screw up yoga as well. When you quote our tantra schools, please read some more.
Timothy seems to be the only sane guy here. You’ll probably end up hurting yourself if you practice baked, but I’m sure most of you have no idea how to do yoga anyways.

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Comment on Baba Ramdev – Guru or Fraudster? by Student http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/baba-ramdev-guru-or-fraudster/#comment-10558 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:33:57 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=731#comment-10558 Your article has a great value, though orthodox Swami Ramdev believers might be thwarted. Swami Ramdev popularizes his Yoga as derived from Patanjali, but authentic scholars know for themselves whether atleast one āsana or prānāyāma he teaches comes in the Patañjali Yoga Sūtrās. Moreover, even in Hatha Yoga texts like Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita or Siva Samhita, the reckoning of most of the prānāyāmā’s he popularizes is different and involves different methods. And, the claims he makes about curing the incurables never occurs in the authentic scriptures or their comnentary. Moreover, taking for granted his amazing ability, his exclusive demand for publicity, and in recent times FMCG business, leads any observer to question him as a “guru”.
Thanks

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Comment on Jalandhara Bandha, the Throat Lock by Jaime http://www.yogabasics.com/learn/jalandhara-bandha-the-throat-lock/#comment-10552 Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:39:20 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=401#comment-10552 What modifications can be made for laryngectomies?

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