Yoga teachers often use the word grounded. But what does that really mean? It's a yoga cliche, a phrase that's used so often it's lost some of its punch. And most of us didn't know the definition to begin with.
Yoga is sweeping across the globe at a dazzling speed, as millions turn to yoga not only to exercise, but as an alternative to a spiritual gathering they cannot find in a church, synagogue, mosque or Web site.
I look forward to the day when people like me can use the term Hinduism without fear of being misconstrued. In the meantime, it is incumbent upon yoga proponents to give credit where it is due and acknowledge yoga's Hindu origins.