A Path, or a Goal?

For the purposes of this course, Yoga can be broken down broadly into two categories; 


Yoga as a path, or discipline. And,


Yoga as a goal, state or outcome. 


2 main opposing Historical Yoga Positions:


  1. The Essentialist = Yoga is a 5000 year old tradition (timeless, unchanging somehow) divinely revealed by the gods and vedic sages. 

  2. The Constructivist = Postural Yoga was invented during the colonial period and exported transnationally. 


NB// Neither hold up against the historical evidence. 

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