Over the course of several months, I have tried classes in four different styles of yoga. I like each of the styles for different reasons, and someday, when I have time to delve more deeply into practice, I would like to study more than one style simultaneously.
I’ve never studied any other style of aikido other than the one I’m currently part of. I’ve never experimented with other styles.
In my limited experience, yoga teachers have asked me what styles I’ve practiced, and generally will accept whatever answer I give them. Within my style of aikido, people who try to practice with us who come from another style often are either banned from practicing, or are looked down upon.
I wonder how much of my hesitance to learn other styles of aikido comes from within myself, and how much is from others’ influences.