Weekend conversation: Must yoga and religion be tied together?

Last week, there was more on the never-ending discussion about yoga and religion and whether you can have one without the other.

Via elev8.com

In this case, the twist was that people are taking yoga into schools and… well, unless you’ve been living in a Himalayan cave, you know what happens when religion and schools (i.e. the State) mix. Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air, all that.

So, a simple question for a lazy weekend: Can yoga be done without bringing in religion (i.e. either yoga “philosophy” or Hinduism)?

And a tougher one, for you overachievers or those who are not enjoying a lazy weekend: Should it?


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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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