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Georg Feurstein on Yoga in the US

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    In an online article of the July/August 2003 issue of LA Yoga Magazine, the widely recognized scholar on Yoga, Georg Feuerstein is asked by the interviewer
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      In an online article of the July/August
      2003 issue of LA Yoga Magazine, the
      widely recognized scholar on Yoga,
      Georg Feuerstein is asked by the
      interviewer Julie Deife, "How would
      you describe Yoga in the US today?"
      He responded:

      "It's a mess. And you can quote me on
      that. Anything that comes to America
      or the West in general, immediately
      gets individualized and commercialized.
      There has always been great diversity
      in traditional Yoga, and this diversity
      was based on the experience of masters.
      Today even beginning teachers feel
      qualified to innovate and create their
      own trademarked Yoga system.

      "So, looking at the Yoga movement today,
      part of me feels very saddened by it,
      but then I also see that it contains
      the seeds of something better. Also,
      amazingly, Yoga can be beneficial even
      when it is reduced down to posture
      practice. But people shortchange
      themselves when they strip Yoga of
      its spiritual side."

      Georg Feuerstein has published many
      excellent articles on his website that
      are well worth reading:
      http://www.yrec.org/publications.html

      In loving service,

      Swami J
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