December 3, 2010

Dumb to Deny Yoga's Hindu Origins

Ramesh Rao, The Guardian

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Yoga has been shamelessly rebranded to make it more acceptable to western culture, but this is based on a lie

A 2002 survey of Americans showed that more than half the population expressed an interest in practicing yoga, and a 2004 news report claimed that there were nearly 15.5 million yoga practitioners in the country. Nearly 77% of the practitioners of yoga are women, and half of the yoga enthusiasts have a college degree.

In the small college at which I teach in rural Virginia, at which participation in at least one form of physical education is required, yoga classes are the...

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