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CliffWilkie

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Why is seated meditation so separate from yoga?
« on: September 29, 2009, 04:22:38 PM »
As you said in one of your workshops, "When people see someone in India in seated meditation they say they are 'seated in yoga".  I am puzzled by the apparent separation between what people in the west call yoga and seated meditation.  I do both and have done both for quite some time.  I am surprised that very few people I encounter in yoga classes also do seated meditation.  Most seem to view it as a completely different sort of thing and I find that puzzling.  They seem inseparable to me.  Does it seem to you that there is a separation between the two in the west and, if so, what explains that separation?