I’ve never done yoga, and only have a couple preconceived notions about it.
It appeals to me on the level that stretching and doing contortions and holding positions that require a degree of strength and felxibility sounds painful and therefore invigorating.
It repulses me on the level that people talk about it opening up energy channels and removing toxins and connecting mind/body/spirit. California-style mumbo-jumbo bullshit, dig?
It always repulsed me more than it appealed to me but now that I’ve heard that people are doing a sect of Yoga called Bikram in which they do the Yoga in 100 degree heat. . .thereby INCREASING the pain/pleasure part of it – and undoubtably helping you get a great sweat going for a while – I was thinking I might try it out a bit.
Now, there’s a bikram place near where I live.
Can you find yoga centers (bikram or otherwise) without the mumbo-jumbo?
Does the amount of mumbo-jumbo differ center to center?
Anyone know how much of the mumbo-jumbo goes on with the Bikram sect?
I will, eventually, actually go there and try a class and judge the mumbo-jumbo levels for myself, but just looking for opinions/experiences beforehand.
Thank you, and mumbo-jumbo.