In a rare video interview from the film Origins of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein – who passed away on Aug 25 in Eastend, Saskatchewan – explains what could be the central mission of his scholarly and written work on yoga, including more than 30 books, training programs and mentor relationships (both formal and informal) with many of the leading voices in the global yoga community.
My whole work over the past 30 years has been talking about the missing link in Western yoga. What was eliminated was the core of the yogic tradition in order to make yoga palatable to Western audiences. And that core is the spiritual core. It’s really the essence of yoga in terms of our paths to inner freedom, inner peace and happiness.