The IG Yoga

The difference between the eastern yoga and the western yoga.

The IG Yoga

—– I knew there was a difference, but i didnt know it was already accounted for.

Thus sounds erily similar to how there is a Western Version of Buddhism called “Shambala”.

The legend I have heard (who knows how true it is) is that at some point in the 1950’s or 60’s Buddist Monks came over from China an immediately realized that the Western mind would not be able to comprehend Buddhism teaching. Thus, Chingram Rimpoche developed a new type of Buddism that he called “Shambala”.

Shambala Buddism is the Western version of Buddism; it uses Westernized concepts to conceptualize otherwise proper Buddist teaching.

…So speaks the legend, anyways.






2 responses to “The IG Yoga”

  1. microglyphics Avatar

    True. I learnt Buddhism in Japan in the late-’70s and early-’80s. The Western version is definitely tempered to Western sensibilities. I feel that it is a bit more relaxed, but it’s still beneficial.

    As for Yoga, there is not only a difference between East and West, but the flavours available in the West are many, most watered down for the Western consumer. In many cases, it’s devolved into a low-impact exercise regimen, and the mind-spirit-body connection is reduced to body-piece of mind with not even a semblance of spirit.

    In West Los Angeles and in the US West and Southwest, there are truer Yoga practices, where the connection to the East is deliberate and reinforced—Kundalini Yoga of the Sikhs comes to mind, but this too gets diminished as it moves from the US West Coast eastward.


  2. maylynno Avatar

    Thank you so much!


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