Yoga is not standing on your head! (or your arms or bending yourself into a pretzel)
yoga is not standing on your head!
Because I grew up doing yoga in India, I am often asked about the background, practiceand philosophy of yoga. People are eager to know where I do yoga and which studios or styles I recommend. Yet I receive the most curious looks when I explain that I do yoga "here"--in my home, in the morning, before breakfast, part of a routine as familiar to me as washing your face when you rise. Yoga forms an integral part of my day that in turn shapes the weeks, months, and years that comprise my time on earth. However, yoga as taught in India, does not involve merely asanas and pranayama--rather, yoga is a consciousness and way of life that ultimately creates healthy, peaceful individuals. As I like to say, yoga is not standing on your head--yoga is standing on your own two feet and having proper balance in life.