3 Answers

  1. Yoga is not a religion. It's not Buddhism, it's not Hinduism, it's nothing like that. They do yoga (and there are yoga instructors): both Orthodox believers, Buddhists, and atheists. Yoga outside of religion. Yoga is a lifestyle, healthy body, exercise. But yoga does not claim your soul and your worldview. Many people think that yogis must be vegetarians. No, you don't have to. This is your choice, you can be a vegetarian, you can not be. I am not a vegetarian (meat eater). Of course, yoga teaches calmness, “do no harm”, etc. But it's rather just right for everyone. You can't kill, steal, or lie. It's just right. This is how you should live, regardless of what religion you have or whether it exists at all. Of course, there are some yoga groups that are more like sects: all mantras, incense and all that. Get out of there. You can easily find a yoga group where the maximum is that you will sing Om 3 times at the beginning and end of the class. And there are yoga groups where Om is not sung.

  2. Look at what asanas exist in yoga, you will understand that some of them you have already done at school in physical education. For example, the bow asana corresponds to the fish exercise.

  3. Very simple. You will need any adequate instructor at any yoga or fitness club. And you won't believe it-there are most of them. Yoga, religion, and any personal worldview and philosophical views in the format in which yoga most often exists today are orthogonal. As a rule, yoga will consist of some stretching exercises, strengthening the muscles of the back and core, plus relaxation techniques. That's 99% of it.

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