What Makes Yoga Yoga?

Photo by Indian Yogi (Yogi Madhav) on UnsplashSince the beginning of 2015 I've become very skeptical of classical yoga. This marked a deeper questioning of yoga teachings and yoga truths. I began to be less interested in the original texts and to move further away from classical ways of practising asana. So is what I'm practising and teaching now still yoga? What makes yoga, yoga?Bihar School of Yoga Abuse ScandalLast Christmas I learned that Swami Satyananda and several of his colleagues, were part of a prolonged abuse scandal. The matter is currently being investigated by the Australian Royal Commission. Satyananda was one of the most respected, loved and revered "yoga gurus" of our time. I was shocked, disgusted and angry. His actions make a mockery of...