There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the New York Times article about Yoga & Sex Scandals, found here. We think that Mr. Birch of “The Luminescent” offers an interesting perspective on the debate in his article. Click here to read his thoughts on the subject.
“Far from describing the practices of a sex cult, Haṭhayoga texts generally advise male yogins not to associate with women. After all, Haṭhayoga was usually practiced alone in an isolated place. Apart from the goal of liberation from worldly life, the texts frequently mention that postures and breathing exercises purify body and mind, give freedom from disease and lead to steadiness of body and mind.”