There is an interesting debate in the news right now and it’s one that touches our green organic hearts very closely. Should yoga, the ancient practice mastered by Indian saints and now practiced in its various forms throughout the world.
Reports the New York Times, “Rajashree Choudhury, the wife of the Indian yoga master Bikram Choudhury and the founder of USA Yoga… recalled her own childhood competitions in India, where she was a five-time champion and noise was commonplace. ‘I’d be in standing head-to-knee,’ she explained, ‘and someone would bang a big steel pan to test my composure.'”
There was a National Yoga Championship held from March 2nd to March 4th with the aim of getting “qualified” to teach yoga. There are many reasons to put an official note to the tone, but should an art that was derived to self-heal, attain spiritual balance become something that we compete in? From the ancient perspective, it goes against every belief it was formed on, but from a modernity perspective, where many faux yogis are trying to make a quick buck using the spiritual technique, it may help balance out the frauds from the bonafide ones.
Yoga is in our Hearts
Being formed as an independent organisation with a strong focus on green initiatives, the yoga space comes to us inherently. Our very core is throbbing with asanas and breathing techniques. So to make a pant called the Surya Namaskar or designing clothing specifically for yoga is natural to us.
Now, for a business that is into green clothing, organic bamboo and supporting the local business and economy, it sort of becomes our duty to align ourselves with any and all initiatives that are going to create genuine awareness of yoga and its practice.
What do you think?