Interesting Yoga Facts

Now that I am not teaching a regular yoga class, I’m taking the time to immerse myself in being a student again. It’s amazing! I’ve been teaching for over 11 years now, and I am always learning something new, or taking what I already know and learning something completely new about it.

I know many of you out there have been practicing yoga for some time already, and some of you that have been reading my blogs are interested but may not have actually dipped your toes in the yoga waters yet. Whatever the case may be for you, I thought you might enjoy the following article that I came across. It gives 39 interesting facts you may not know about yoga, and I found it quite a nice read. Many of the facts in here are things I already knew, but some were new to me (like fact #37, which says that in 2008, a council of muftis in Malaysia banned yoga for Muslims. They believed that the Hindu elements of a standard 60-minute yoga class could “destroy the faith of Muslims.”)….and some even made me blush a little (see fact #7, which is about “Nude Yoga”…umm, all I can say is “Interesting…”).

Anyway, here’s the link if you’re interested.

Enjoy! Any interesting facts you care to share about yoga with me? Comment on this post and let us know!



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