So, the correlation between yoga and Passover is not obvious to you?
It’s not surprising, says Judy Fuhrer, a 92Y May Center yoga instructor who weaves Jewish principles into her daily yoga practice. Fuhrer is currently writing The Yogadaha, a guide that aims to fuse Seder and Yoga Sutra.
While Passover observes the Jews’ freedom from physical bondage, Fuhrer says the holiday also encourages thoughts about achieving personal freedom from bad habits, physical limitations and other barriers that could prevent you from being your best.
Fuhrer describes the union of Passover and yoga even further:
“[The] purpose is to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Through a regular practice of connecting yourself to Yoga postures, and Kavanah (good intentions/prayer), you will experience a powerful way to relieve the stresses of modern-day life.”
Who’s up for a Passover yoga class next year?