Healthy Lifetyle: Tibetan Yoga
Health Lifestyle invites Dolpo Trulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama who practices both traditional Tibetan yoga and Hindi yoga, to share his experience with yoga practice and his understanding of what Tibetan yoga is. It is widely believed that Tibetan yoga was traditionally kept secretly among lamas and monks because all tantric practice required initiation first. But Dolpo said it was also partly because there was no interest in the general public to get such initiation. He said Tibetans didn’t pay much attention towards the physical part of the yoga because health was not priority in the Tibetan spiritual practitioners. Today, Tibetans like himself understand the importance of yoga in health benefits. Dolpo developed a sever back and neck problem as he grew up, but after doing yoga, the problem is gone, he said.