~ Why Yoga is strictly Hindu

As Yoga is now over 80 billion dollar (over 5 lakh crores INR)  industry worldwide, as usual greedy west (along with some ignorant useful idiot Indians/Gurus) is gearing up to de-link Yoga from Hinduism, making it “Secular” , “Atheist”  Exercise or kind of cool Gymnastic thing!

Here is detail analysis for all ignorant – Why Yoga is strictly Hindu, which can’t be separated even if Western Abrahmics try hard to patent/copyright or Appropriate/Digest it to claim ownership!

Also understand clear definitions of important Sanskrit words (used in Yoga and Mediations) which are non-translatable into English (common mistakes people do):

Must READ => WHY YOGA IS STRICTLY HINDU (via TheBoldIndian)

Sanskrit to English non-traslatable words to understand Yoga:

  • Brahman or Ishwara God

    Brahman-Ishwara-is-not-God

    Aatman  Soul or Spirit

    aatman-is-not-Soul

    Jivan-mukti and Moksha  Salvation jivanmukti-moksha-is-not-Salvation Hindu-Yoga-India-WomenFrom-The-Capital-of-yoga Why-Yoga-Is-Strictly-HinduIndia-yoga-3BSK-Iyenga-Yoga-Last-Interview-India

Image credit: screen shots from TheBoldIndian webpage and proyogAdvt

Sources: The Bold Indian webpage, RajivMalhotra, google search , and all links in the post.

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~ Unique Revelations: Last Interview of Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar

Incredible journey of World famous Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar [24/12/1918 to 20/8/2014],founder of Iyengar Yoga….This was his last inspirational words before he left his body at age of 96 in 2014….

In 1954, when he was invited in Britain to teach Yoga, he was treated like Black SLAVE … given only bread & coffee to survive …Westerners used to mock him as:

BKS= Beating-Kicking-Shouting

Now after 50 years, same Westerners bows down before him, flown to India at his Pune Ashram to learn Yoga ..and now praises him

BKS= Beauty-Knowledge-Serenity!!

Famous last interview of Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar in 2014

Must buy DVD : 6000 years History of Yoga

DVD launch: Interesting lecture by Chief Guest Rajiv Malhotra on “History of Yoga” DVD

Thank you Guruji for your service to Dharma, India and Humanity…

BSK-Iyenga-Yoga-Last-Interview-India BSK-Iyengar-GiImage Sources: Vishuddhi Filsm and Deepika Kothari

Soruces: Vishuddhi Filsm and Deepika Kothari, youtube, Infinity Foundation, and all links in the post.

~ Western Yoga Colonization: How Americans are doing Yoga wrong

Since 50 years, West/Americans have Digested / Appropriated Hindu yoga from India,now branding it as “American Yoga” and deliberately disconnecting from original Hindu/Indian Yoga source! (See 2 clips below)

But, in accord with typical US Materialistic Culture, American Yoga is also highly commercialized and looked upon only as Fame/Business/Money making machine ($10 billion annual market, over 20 million daily practitioners in USA alone & growing very fast) rather than its true blissful Intangible benefits.

Western/American Civilization approach toward life is very OBJECTIVE and MATERIALISIC (external) based…so anything you teach them they will make it quick MONEY/ FAME oriented or business related! More as Career than (Internal/Eternal Hindu way) Knowledge source, Mental Peace, Consciousness, Spiritual or Self-less Service/SEVA!

Many crazy westerners join few months of Hindu Yog training from Hundu/Indian teachers and then open some ‘XYZ Yoga” studio in America/West, claming one as Expert/ Guru / Yogi/ Yogini, etc to mint money by fooling ignorant/innocent people.

Thus, American Yoga became just name, not TRUE 6000+ years old Hindu Yoga practice!

YOG, an integral Hindu way of life in 12000+ years old Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) civilization in India.

Hindu YOG lifestyle, exactly opposite to western thinking, is Scientifically & Systematically designed by our Hindu Rishis/Sages – Kapil Muni, Maharshi Patanjali & others to  get rid of BHOG (Materialism) and ROG (Diseases).

 Read post :6000 years History of  Yoga

Thus, Many Yoga teachers in America made their Yoga practices totally worthless as per true Yoga principles! It has become just substitution to Aerobics or Gym, without inner benefits of Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos (BRAHMAN stage) Union, which is core of Hindu Yog-Sutras.

You may not find many authentic Hindu/Indian Yoga studios in USA, because Hindus knew since start that Americans doing Yoga wrong!

Recently, CBS This Morning show has raised this issue in small story to realize what’s wrong with American yoga practitioners, how they are doing yoga wrong!

Why Indians say Americans are doing yoga wrong

How West/Americans trying to Digest/ Appropriate/ Colonized Yoga

Keynote lecture by famous Indian American Author/Scholar Mr Rajiv Malhotra, writer of best seller book Being Different : An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism (2011), on the occasion of 6000 years of History of Yoga DVD launch in Mumbai-26th Jan 2014. He is tracking western civilization and impact on India since last 20 years and wrote several other best selling books.

Here Mr Malhotra exposed how west is trying to Digest / Appropriate yoga practices and claming as if their own inventions as Mind Scinces, Mindfulness, Holistic Lifestyle, etc. 

Correction- Its YOG not YOGA, westerners have pronunciation problem with Indian Sanskrit words. They add extra “A” to Indian names. e.g. Ram became RamA, Krishn became KrishnA, Dharm became DharmA, Karm became KarmA, etc.

Similarly, western civilization Digested/Appropriated many cultural practices from other non-western civilization like African, Native Americans, Old Native Europeans , Asians, etc but arrogantly propagated as their own culture and later finished the original source (competition) by claming it uncivilized/ Satanic/ Demonic!

Even many western festivals are from ancient non-western civilization, they copied/digested/appropriated and claimed monopoly over that!

Hindu color festival -“HOLI” is now celebrated in west (again wrongly) without giving credit or true information about its Hindu/Indian roots.

Read post: Holi, Colours & Hari OM across the world

Western Hypocrisy – West will hit heavily on other country if anyone uses their Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc but same thing shouldn’t be applicable on them when they shamelessly copy and brand it as their own??

Westerners who understood True Hindu Yoga:

See Mr. Adam Carney from USA, who learnt Yoga from Hindu guru, is urging US people to learn authentic Yoga which is nice humble, non-materialistic and healthy way of life.

Bring a Humble Indian Yoga Teacher to America

Ms Stephanie Quirk, a New Zealander-qualified as a psychiatric nurse in NZ, is Pune India based BSK Iyengar Yoga student/teacher since 1987. Listen her experience of Indian/Hindu Yoga. She quotes “..before coming to Yoga…the Unimportant things were too Important in my Life and actual fact those thing lost their meaning…those things lost their importance (after Yoga)..”

Yoga gives Purpose and Meaning to Life..”Yoga is Philosophy, Science and Art – BSK Iyengar”

It seems, no matter how many hours of authentic training and lectures you give to such Materialistic /Self-centered/quick fame oriented westerners; very few will understand the importance of YOG in life as Inner Intuitive connection, Consciousness, Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos Union!

Will they ever show some curtsey to Respect/Give credit to original authentic Hindu source??

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Image credit: screen shot from CBS clip

Sources: History of Yoga, Rajiv Malhotra lecture, CBS news, google search, youtube, twitter, and all links in the post.