As I’ve stated in previous entries and my article on where does yoga come from – there have been and continue to be multi interpretations of yogic practices.
So much of my work these days revolves around knowing which yoga teachers are doing what and why. And the more I research and read, the more I’m convinced that no one can claim to have the definitive word on yoga – although some teachers still insist on the importance of lineage to prove authenticity.
Somewhere down the line, a teacher or sage or practitioner created their own sun salute sequence or linked the up-dog to down-dog and called it some other yoga move.
That’s the beauty of yoga. Within what appears to be a very specific way of moving, breathing and even relaxing, there is still the possibility of creating yoga all over again!