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By Gavin Ryan
Many of us have spent so long in the world of the new age, that we haven’t noticed it being replaced by the newer age. I spoke with spiritual thought leader and author of Ultimate Spirituality, 12 1/2Steps to Spiritual Superiority, JP Sears, about yoga, competitive veganism and the art of Mindfullessness.
There are lots of types of yoga, some of which are more spiritual than others. What’s the best type of yoga to choose?
The most spiritual type of yoga is the type you do while wearing incredibly tight pants, obviously. To me, there’s nothing more spiritual than when you’re in yoga class and the person in front of you is doing downward dog and you are greeted by a lycra encased silhouette of their genitals. That really gets to the spiritual root of yoga.
In your book, you explain how yoga, invented in the 1980’s in the US, is under attack from Eastern corruptions of the practice. What can Western yogis do to protect yoga from these harmful eastern influences?
What they can do is charge more for each class. Charging more honours the roots of yoga and protects it from these nefarious versions of it. But I also think in the true Western cultures, there needs to be more diversity in yoga. We need more white women between 25 and 40 years of age to start doing yoga.
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