Traditional Yoga vs Modern Yoga Part- 2

Traditional Yoga vs Modern Yoga Part- 2

So, what major differences are there in traditional and modern yoga?

Traditional Yoga

Traditional Yoga 

  • Yoga is the pathway of spirituality and spiritual growth.
  • Yoga teachers and students (Guru-Shishiya) relationship is a strong bond in which the words of the guru are wise and absolutely truthful. It says that each shishiya is a seed to be planted and it nurtures into blossoms. The role of the guru is vital in eastern practices.
  • Traditional yoga practices usually start and end with a meditation to connect the body and spirit together.  
  • Yoga is a quieter experience, that the concept of having yoga studios or practising yoga in groups is not so modern style yoga.  
  • Traditional Yoga focus on Sankalpa Shakti (Will Power), Kriya Shakti (power of action) and Iccha Shakti (Power of desire).
  • It is based on Philosophy and goal of yoga
Modern Yoga

Modern Yoga

  • In modern yoga is more like a trend and craze.  People are literally obsessed with yoga and social media news feeds are proof.
  • The modern yoga is far cry from the basic traditional yoga, yet it’s highly commercialized. Fashion brands have launched yoga wears.
  • People practice yoga for the sake of posture and physical exercise to keep them fit and clear-minded. 
  • Yoga teachers are more like friends and they will help you learn the techniques of yoga for physical fitness and lesser are they concerned about the spiritual aspect of yoga.
  • People in modern tend to attend yoga sessions in yoga studios with a bunch of friends and it definitely cost them a handsome amount.
  • One more thing, that individual interests may vary, that some people are more concerned about the spiritual aspects of yoga.
  • Modern Yoga based on techniques.

Traditional yoga is for body, mind and soul together. The modern yoga may have ‘customized’ the yogic techniques, yet they still benefit the practitioners to gain both physical and psychological wellbeing.          

Dr Rajesh K. Mishra- Ayurveda and Yoga Master
Dr Mishra Academy- Bremen, Germany

Dr. Rajesh Mishra

Dr. Rajesh K. Mishra Mit seinem tiefgreifenden Gespür für alle physischen, mentalen, psychischen und spirituellen Aspekte von Yoga und Ayurveda leitet und hilft Dr. Mishra tausenden von Menschen auf der ganzen Welt indem er sie zu einem gesunden, ruhigen und erfreulichen Leben führt. Dr. Mishra unterrichtet und verbreitet seit über 20 Jahren die wahrste und reinste Form von Ayurveda und Yoga auf der ganzen Welt. Er verfügt über eine formale Ausbildung und umfassende Kenntnisse in Anatomie, Physiologie, Biochemie und Psychologie. Er hat einen Abschluss in Physik, einen M.Sc. in Ökologie & Umwelt und promovierte in Yoga & Ökologie an der CMJ Universität. Zudem hat er einen Master of Science in Yoga Psychologie(Ein Jahr) von Bihar Yoga Bharti. Er erkennt die unglaublichen Vorteile von Yoga und Ayurveda für ein gesundes Leben und die Aufrechterhaltung der körperlichen, geistigen und psychischen Probleme. Die Menschen sind fasziniert von den bahnbrechenden Unterrichtstechniken von Dr. Mishra und der Art und Weise, wie er die alten yogischen und ayurvedische Weisheiten mit fortgeschrittenen Wissenschaften verbindet.

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