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#1 May 22nd, 2005, 14:46
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I've just stumbled onto this site, and wonder if there are any others here interested in yoga and study of related topics, like meditation and pranayama?

I have been going to Goa for 10 years and started the Purple Valley Yoga Centre (www.yogagoa.com) five years ago because there was nowhere to do yoga in the Western style in the Anjuna area. First there was a Drop-In Centre, then a Retreat. Then I passed on the Drop-In Centre to Julie Martin who now manages it (juliemartin65@hotmail.com) and now I think I have passed on the Retreat to others who have more energy to take it forward.

All I ever wanted was somewhere to do yoga, and I ended up with a major international business .... which will now go on forward, but I will slip into the background and now have what I wanted: somewhere to do yoga.

Is there anyone else in here who is interested in yoga and associated topics, or even, someone who has been to one of the Purple Valley schools ???

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Quite a number of IMers are yoga people and many of them study in India.

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Is there a Forum for Yoga ????
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I don't think so. You've already found "Health and Well being".

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AnnieG, Welcome to Indiamike!!

Hi Annie, Welcome to IndiaMike!!

Thanks for asking for a separate forum on Yoga. I will request Mike to look into it. I think he won't say no. Now it deserves a separate forum, as "Health and Well Being"-cum-"Spirituality and Religion" would sound rather pompous. [ it is actually both titles into one ]

Meanwhile, some digging up threads for you......

What is Yoga?

Ashtanga Yoga

A first timer, who used to do "contortions" as a kid [past-birth-samskaaras]; and subsequently discovered that he was doing "Yoga"

A discussion by another newcomer, who wants to join some intense Yoga Course, can be located at this thread.
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Yoga definately deserves a forum of its own. It seems that a lot of people come to India and IM through yoga and also that is too diverse a subject for just a thread or two
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Thanks, Nick

Thanks for the support, Nick. That's three votes in favour of a separate forum on "Yoga". AnnieG, yourstruly and Nick.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H It seems that a lot of people come to India and IM through yoga and also that is too diverse a subject for just a thread or two
You mean there is more to Yoga than just putting your arms in the air and bending over occasionally.

I must get out more.
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Arms in the air!!

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Originally Posted by steven_ber You mean there is more to Yoga than just putting your arms in the air and bending over occasionally.

I must get out more.
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Originally Posted by AvidTrekker You watch out, Steven.... I am coming after you with a broom [:broom:] [:beating with broom:]

I see by the advert below that there are 3 positions I never knew of, not to be tried when you've got a hangover.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber You mean there is more to Yoga than just putting your arms in the air and bending over occasionally.

I must get out more.
Yes indeed! You forgot the deep spiritual smile, which is an essential part of this position. And letting out your breath in a deep groan of relief when you've finished.

And before anyone comes to twist my legs into a lotus position, thus leaving me imobilised and out of reach of my computer keyboard, there are the benefits too: at the very least physical fitness and agility, if not also mental, emotional and spiritual.

Maybe I'll try it one day
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AnnieG, if you really are into yoga... perhaps you know most of the folks practicing are of a certain age profile. (more so in the west)
Meaning they are most likely to introduce themselves with a namaskaar...

either that... or we must welcome punk yoga!!

(techno or fusion yoga for that matter...)
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AnnieG, I am a yoga instructor in the US and I will be in Chennai this September studying at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, the school of TKV Desikachar (Krishnamacharya's son.)

and I also totally agree that there should be a separate forum for yoga here maybe not so much for discussing yoga in general, as there are 100s of websites already for that, but a forum about peoples' experiences with studying yoga in India, or "rating" the different schools and ashrams, things like that. I know something like that would have helped me tremendously with my search on where to study in India.

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Though not interested in Yoga in myself I agree with the popularity of Yoga and the need to get good clear information about this baffling subject!
However I think there is no real practical need for a forum dedicated to Yoga. IM continues to provide a pretty comprehensive guide to what's what in the world of Yoga!
And it really isn't an all encompassing subject when it comes to India travel I suspect mobile telephones and Laptops would vie for the same attention!
Avidtrekker is for me the No1 forum guide to sprituality and yoga I have come across and he relays the information in a way that makes one wonder "why am I not more involved"
Still a forum only pertaining to Yoga? I dunno with the useful search engine here at IM I feel sure that everybodies needs are met.
The Yoga threads tend to last, with lots of good up to the minute advice supplied by IMer's
Anyway all you Yogis and indeed booboes, please keep up the spring of enlightenment through cyberworld, it serves IM and the outside world, well.
A facinating subject with a plethora of view, styles and benefits!
Jeez I've almost talked myself into it
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Lightbulb Yoga separate heading

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Originally Posted by cyberhippie Though not interested in Yoga in myself I agree with the popularity of Yoga and the need to get good clear information about this baffling subject!

However I think there is no real practical need for a forum dedicated to Yoga. IM continues to provide a pretty comprehensive guide to what's what if the world of Yoga!
Some people are attracted towards India nowadays ONLY for Yoga training and IndiaMike is becoming very popular in general. We need to join all the disparate threads under different heads ["health" and "spirituality"] into one heading for easy access. Even tho i know most of the threads, i have to dig deep and search hard [more than one year ago] for locating them.

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And it really isn't an all encompassing subject when it comes to India travel
Not yet..... it will very likely attract more people as IndiaMike marches ahead! Again, most of the other yoga forums are affiliated to one or the other "Yoga school".... hence NOT independent and un-biased in the strictest sense. IndiaMike is quite independent and un-biased this far.

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Avidtrekker is for me the No1 forum guide to sprituality and yoga I have come across and he relays the information in a way that makes one wonder "why am I not more involved"
[:takes a bow:]Thank you Sir; i am humbled. It is God's Grace and Love from everyone on this superb and civilized forum.

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Still a forum only pertaining to Yoga? I dunno with the useful search engine here at IM I feel sure that everybodies needs are met.
Yes, but now we need a separate heading. I volunteer to collate all the old posts under the new heading. Just as i had done for the "Trekking and Mountaineering" heading, when it was granted "new heading" status.

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Anyway all you Yogis and indeed booboes, please keep up the spring of enlightenment through cyberworld, it serves IM and the outside world, well.
A facinating subject with a plethora of view, styles and benefits!
Jeez I've almost talked myself into it
WELCOME to the World of Yoga, BLUSHING HIPPIE!


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