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What most yoga websites fail to mention

Photo by Monica Felix @

Photo by Monica Felix @

I’ve been doing yoga for eight years.

And what’s fascinating is how my experience has evolved. In the beginning, my practice was largely physical. The purpose was to develop a healthier relationship with my breath and body.

Next, my practice became highly spiritual. The purpose was to develop an existential connection. Later, my practice became highly emotional. The purpose was to work through my feelings and problems.

And lately, my practice has become highly communal. The purpose is to share my humanity with the other practitioners.

The point is, there’s no right or wrong. Yoga is a mirror for what’s going on in your life off the mat.

They never write that on the website.

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and workstudy volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.