Why Henry David Thoreau was drawn to yoga

Though yoga today is associated with expensive leggings and an infestation of Instagram selfies, the philosophical underpinnings have long predated the physical asana practice. In fact, the first century of yoga in America had little to do with postures, but the cognitive and emotional flexibility needed to criticize one’s society and try to make it better through ancient philosophical ideology.

Link: Why Henry David Thoreau was drawn to yoga
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