Top Sources on Yoga 101
What is yoga? How does it work? Yoga is an Indian tradition of mental and physical training. Although modern versions of Yoga concentrate mainly on its fitness components, traditional Yoga was focused on spiritual and mental development. Physical style of yoga consists of a series of bodily positions and movements strengthening and stretching the muscles and ligaments. Movement is usually combined with breathing. Mental and spiritual types of yoga are focused on meditative exercises regulating attention, with the goal of reducing mind-wandering and mental distractions.
A documentary exploring the problems of modern Yoga, especially the commercial approach to Yoga and its new modern forms.
An introductory article explaining the history of yoga
A lecture comparing the findings of positive psychology with Yoga. It presents yoga as a means for developing concentration and inducing flow state.
A skeptical article on scientifically proven benefits of Yoga practice.