YogaWorks Palo Alto is our first studio in South Bay, and the fifth in the San Francisco Bay area. Most of my responses here have been towards Indians who take a very dogmatic approach to Hinduism and believe that Westerners are being disrespectful of their religion or culture if they practice yoga without being a Hindu, or specifically, they seem very upset if someone writes a history on yoga without mentioning their religion.
NO OM literally meant practising yoga and gaining all the physical benefits but never chanting the word OM. The founder loved yoga but did not buy into the spiritual side of it and felt it put people off, so literally banished it to the black hole and making sure everyone who came to practice knew that it was OK because it was a NO OM zone.
After trying the first routine, I feel truely relaxed and did not find myself comparing myself negatively to her, instead I found she inspired me and allowed me to view myself positively because I was looking at a real person enjoying yoga for what it is.
People in west also want peace of mind but cannot get it in their abrahamic or atheistic they turn toward dharmic religion and find peace in it goes against your abrahamic or atheistic beliefs to find peace in other religion hence west created this term spirituality”.In the name of spirituality you can appropriate dharmic religion the way you want like west has created Christine yoga,holy is trying to digest yoga into christinity.
The most renowned of the Yogic scriptures is the Bhagavad-Gîtâ, composed around 500 B.C.E. The Upanishads took the idea of ritual sacrifice from the Vedas and internalized it, teaching the sacrifice of the ego through self-knowledge, action (karma yoga) and wisdom (jnana yoga).