Soften your diaphragm while maintaining strength in the arms and legs Yoga zumba. Move farther with each exhalation. the right. Inhale as you return to center. Yoga zumbaRepeat on the other side. This seated twist is dedicated to Matsyendra, a fisherman thought to be the originator of Hatha Yoga. The literal translation of matsyendra is Lord of the Fishes. Purpose: To increase lateral rotation range and stretch the outer hips.
The task of translating, dating, systematising, grouping and interpreting genres of texts -for instance cataloguing Brahmin dharma and Tantric discourses – is of course fundamental and should not be devalued. But contemporary scholarship should not stop at this point, as hermeneutical-phenomenology encourages us to do. An important aspect of dealing with such texts is to weave them into society and history, the conflicts and socio-historical changes they represent; the texts as signifiers.
The Buddhist sister discourse
It is surprising and puzzling that yoga and Hindu researchers actually do not need to look very far for inspiration. Within Buddhist academic discourse – a discourse with large thematic similarities to yoga, Tantra and Hinduism – the reader will find abundant literature meeting the requirements that I have outlined above, despite the fact that this discourse is also often limited by the same issues as yoga discourse. However, here is a field – like most other cultural studies – which over recent decades has been invigorated by sociology, post-structuralism, criticism, social history, and methodological reflectivity. In my research, I often had to draw from such Buddhist research in order to illuminate the yoga discourse with the critical approach that I wanted.