By Jennifer Lee, MS RD LDN
A couple of weeks ago I told Kim I’d write my next article about Yoga. I wanted to explain Yoga. I was confused by it and needed to make sense of it. I imagined that a quick Google search, skimming through a couple of Yoga books and watching a YouTube documentary on it would suffice. I thought afterwards I’d have enough information to describe Yoga like I’d done with Pilates in my previous blog post. But I didn’t take into consideration what I was dealing with. Pilates was created about 100 years ago. Yoga has been around for at least 5,000 years.
Yoga came before Jesus. That’s how old Yoga is. How do you make sense of something that has been around for 5,000 years?
Shortly after my Yoga research began I realized something. My undertaking was like being a Theologian on her first day of college; thinking within a two-week period I’d have an in depth understanding of religion. It would be like having never cooked a day in my life; thinking after reading some books and watching a couple of cooking documentaries I could be the next Iron Chef of America.
Before I came to Ebb n’ Flow I didn’t know much about Yoga. I’d sporadically taken classes, but I’d never stuck with it long enough to understand it. After taking the time to research Yoga, I’ve realized there is absolutely no way I could ever give it justice by writing a short article on it. Yoga is a journey and the only way to understand it is to experience it.