The BBC recently ran a piece on “Rage yoga.” This might seem a contradiction in terms (and in fact might be a compositing of incompatible techniques. And yet, Aleister Crowley did exhort practitioners to “enflame themselves with prayer” and describe some practices based on creating a emotional frenzy that could be as effective at shutting down the normal consciousness as the stilling which is the method of techniques commonly associated with what Westerners consider Yoga. The article says:
“In a pub in Calgary, Canada, yoga enthusiasts are encouraged to do just that with a new twist on an ancient art: Rage Yoga. This new concept takes the quiet, zen-like environment of a yoga class and flips it on its head — those who attend the classes are encouraged to swear and shout between poses, and stick around afterwards for a beer.”
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