Yoga isn’t old
About this session
If you Google "how old is yoga?", you’ll likely get the answer 5,000 years. But what if this common statement is wrong? In this second talk, Mike argues that the evidence for yoga being that ancient is actually quite flimsy and that we could benefit from seeing yoga as a multiplicity of contrasting innovations, rather than the same practice for thousands of years.
Starting with the story of a young Brahmin boy, we explore a New Story of Yoga – a more open and nuanced view of yogic development.
This is the second part of Mike's second series about yoga philosophy. You can listen to the talks when you go for a walk, ride the bus, or wherever you want.
This audio series is for you who are interested in yoga philosophy and want to gain an appreciation of the different periods of innovation in yoga. If you are a yoga teacher these talks and exercises can give you a new perspective to approach yoga philosophy, both in your own practice and in your teaching.
Take part of the whole series: A New Story of Yoga.
If you want to learn more about yoga philosophy and your own mind, listen to Mike's first series: Watch your mind move.