View Single Post
Old 01-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #18
Greg Everett
Administrator
 
Greg Everett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohamed F. El-Hewie View Post
I once got harshly rebuked for making a comment that equates Yoga with exercise. The yoga folks view their practice as spiritual rituals. Those make the mind aware of the body and allow the person to develop conscious awareness of their very self. It is not just flexibility that matters. It is the mind-over-body insight that constitutes the core of yoga.
Yes, exactly - which is why I don't like people using it as flexibility training. Flexibility training should be direct and efficient. Yoga is more of a lifestyle thing, not athletic training, and that's perfectly fine unless the two are confused.
__________________
Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

"Without a doubt the best book on the market about Olympic-style weightlifting." - Mike Burgener, USAW Senior International Coach

American Weightlifting: The Documentary
Catalyst Athletics
Performance Menu Journal
Greg Everett is offline   Reply With Quote