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Taking the Mystery Out of Yoga

Why is Yoga Beneficial?
s we’ve repeatedly pointed out in this book (and
probably started to bore you with, sorry), yoga is not
a religion. It can be religious if one wants it to be,
and it can co-exist with an existing religious belief. But yoga
itself is not religious in the sense that it focuses on belief or
faith.
Yoga is a science, and indeed, in many places in the world
(such as India) it is referred to as a science. This is not mere
playing with words, it truly is approached as a science,
which means that it is understood in terms of the scientific
method.
Yogic science seeks to verify cause and effect and build
principles based upon objective observations. Indeed, in
many places in the world, to be a yogic master of any
credibility, one must be highly educated in the sciences,
including physics and the biological sciences.
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