In this class we explore how the urge toward physical and spiritual perfectionism is common to many practitioners of yoga. When yogic teachings collide with the urge to be pure, faultless, and true, it is a veritable perfect storm. All too often, a yearning for purity, ingrained somewhere in the depths of our psyche, finds an outlet in yoga techniques—techniques that espouse cleanliness, equilibrium, and peace. For those raised in middle- to upper-class backgrounds there is a longing to be virtuous. Growing up Catholic, Baptist, or Presbyterian, we aspire to be praiseworthy, follow the rules, and live a moral life. How do we cope with the urge to live up to a grand ideal? How can we find peace in the midst of an imperfect world?
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