An excerpt from Rod Stryker’s book and one that resonates with me, “Despite it’s widespread acceptance and the number of lives it has improved, what most of us in the West commonly associate with yoga represents only the tip of the iceberg that is yoga, a tiny fraction of what is a vast and profound science; few Westerners are aware of the full breadth and power of it’s teachings. In fact, many people, including some who practice yoga, assume that yoga is nothing more than a form of exercise, or they believe that only the physical aspects of yoga have relevance to their lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. When yoga is understood in it’s totality, it is not a religion, it is a practical and comprehensive science for realizing life’s ultimate aims. The yoga tradition provides one of humankind’s most effective systems for achieving enrichment and happiness in every aspect of life. In short, in the same way that the physical practice of yoga so effectively benefits your body and mind, the larger science of yoga is similarly powerful in unlocking the vast potentials of your body, mind and spirit to help you achieve your best life imaginable.
Next week, I will be teaching yoga classes at the park in order to put into play what I have learned in the classroom. To all of my Jesus Christ, God loving, Christian, Catholic, Jew, Protestant friends, I hope you will join me for this body, mind and spirit experience.