Many people know that yoga is more than physical practice and that it is actually a spiritual path. But what exactly do we mean by “spiritual path,” how is that different from “religion,” and can we practice yoga while keeping our faith in our own religion? If yoga is a spiritual path, how is it different from Hinduism and what is the connection between the spiritual aspect of yoga and the physical practices of postures and breathing techniques? Through lecture and discussion, we will discover the deeper meaning of yoga.
Swami Paramananda is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life.
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