October 2014

What role does the Internet have for someone following the path of yoga? Critics would say that it creates an alluring unreal world we can lose ourselves in; it can suck up large amounts of time for little real benefit; it can lead to sitting statically with poor posture; when battling the uncooperative computer, our analytical brain is fired up to assert our will over it - quite the opposite of the yoga path.

From personal experience, I can confirm that all of above are possible. One possible path is to ignore the Internet entirely, and I can respect that. However the Internet has many positives too. It allows instant communication around the world, and there is a fantastic wealth of valuable information available. For many of us it is more practical to take what benefits we can from the Internet whilst being aware of the pitfalls - the rest...