Martin Luther King Jr. – a yogi? – at the Prison Yoga Practice

If you want to know what a life lived according to the principles off Yama and Niyama looks like check out Martin Luther King Jr.  Today is the holiday.  MLK Jr. considered Mahatma Gandhi and his principles of non violent civil disobediance his inspiration.  Gandhi was inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s work on civil disobedience and the spiritual heritage of India.  Henry David Thoreau was inspired by the spiritual heritage of India.  Here is the speech, you know the one.


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Shiva Steve Ordog is a Yoga Instructor certified by Yoga Alliance - RYT 200, a Thought Field Therapy Practitioner (TFT-Algo) and a Zen practitioner. He is the author of a book on meditation, mindfulness, and yoga called "Hey, Yoga Man!: Yoga Practices for Everyday Life from a Prison Yoga Practice"
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One Response to Martin Luther King Jr. – a yogi? – at the Prison Yoga Practice

  1. khrey55 says:

    Minor correction, Gandhi did not draw his inspiration from Thoreau — from Wikipedia:

    In a letter to P.K.Rao, dated September 10, 1935, Gandhi disputes that his idea of civil disobedience was derived from the writings of Thoreau:[16]
    “ The statement that I had derived my idea of Civil Disobedience from the writings of Thoreau is wrong. The resistance to authority in South Africa was well advanced before I got the essay … When I saw the title of Thoreau’s great essay, I began to use his phrase to explain our struggle to the English readers. But I found that even “Civil Disobedience” failed to convey the full meaning of the struggle. I therefore adopted the phrase “Civil Resistance.”

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