Friends Event: Is Modern Yoga Really Yoga?
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Ramesh Pattni of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Yoga has become a multi-billion dollar commodity with over 30 million people in the US alone practising one form or another of Yoga. Where did all these forms arise from and are they traceable to earlier scriptures? What does Patanjali’s have to say about what has come to be known as the Classical text of Yoga called the Yogasutra? We look at Patanjali’s text in detail and trace some of the developments in Yoga philosophy and practice from ancient times.