WarYoga aims to map out and trace the great pan-Indo-European metaphysical martial tradition from the Indic and Persian branches to the Greek and Western European reverberations.
The physical and spiritual practice manifested differently as the Indo-Europeans moved west. As they faced new challenges, found themselves in different landscapes and met other cultures, the tradition developed to meet their needs while always remaining true to its origins.
From the Vedas and Avesta to the Epic, Mithraic and Germanic – the Indo-European warrior mythos is clear. Without the spiritual element, the physical is empty. Both a pure heart and strong arm are needed by the WarYogin. A warrior without Spirit is too violent and savage. A priest without strength is too weak and frail. The true WarYogin is both.
From the wrestling of India and Iran, to the heavy sports of ancient Greece, to Roman exercitatio, to stone lifting, English bareknuckle pugilism and beyond to modern combat sports and submission grappling, WarYoga spans the Indo-European martial tradition.
WarYoga aims not to simply resurrect the forgotten arts, but to connect those that still live with their ancestral roots, creating a system that incorporates these elements for the modern WarYogin. We must not stagnate in the past, nor lose ourselves in the dreamland of the future, but create a powerful present that is capable of laying a foundation for the next generations.
This is the grand vision of WarYoga. It is the alchemical Magnum Opus, the great work, which must be completed in order to transcend.