On Civilization in Crisis and What Yoga Could Do

Here Gregor discusses what the yoga industry misses out on by reducing yoga to asana, to a mere workout. Yoga can be a path to inner peace by calling off inner conflict, conflict with ourselves. Outer conflict is an externalization of inner conflict, conflict going on within us, with us. Currently outer conflict has reached a global scale where we approach ecocide, environmental holocaust. Yoga has a solution to offer by leading individuals and ultimately our civilization back to self-love, self-respect and from that to respect and love for other individuals, other life-forms and the super-organism, the biosphere. However, by reducing yoga to asana this remedy has been rendered impotent.

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These are only small snippets of a planed documentary called The Yoga Industry in which Gregor features next to many other yoga teachers interested in maintaining yoga’s integrity. To support this planned documentary please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamieleefilms/the-yoga-industry

About Gregor Maehle

Gregor Maehle began his practice of Raja Yoga in 1978 and added Hatha Yoga a few years later. For almost two decades he yearly travelled to India where he studied with various yogic and tantric masters. Since then he has branched out into research of the anatomical alignment of postures and the higher limbs of Yoga. He obtained his anatomical knowledge through a Health Practitioner degree and has also studied History, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. Gregor lived many years as a recluse, studying Sanskrit, yogic scripture and practising yogic techniques. He has published a series of textbooks on all major aspects of yoga. His mission is to re-integrate ashtanga vinyasa practice into the larger framework of Patanjali’s eight-limbed yoga in the spirit of T. Krishnamacharya. He offers trainings, retreats and workshops worldwide.
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