It was my second time in the philosophy and yoga class. Linares told the story about Shiva and Parvati, and how Parvatis father did not agree to their marriage. Shiva is one of the most important hindu gods, and an overview of a few of the others are in this video.
Yoga is a science and not a religion. What yoga does is that it takes parts from hinduisme and fit it into their belief system of what makes a good life. We like chanting so here is a Shiva song by Krishna Das.
A good life for you might not be a good life for me and vice versa. Linares spoke about how he missed India, as he has just been there. I do have to put in some extra effort to get to yoga class during the cold winter, but always when I am there I just love it.