It’s curious to see so many people arguing about whether the Western practice of yoga is cultural appropriation or not, when most of the authors writing pieces about the topic do not belong to the cultural, spiritual, or religious tradition that is responsible for yoga.

While I don’t think all yoga is cultural appropriation — it really depends on the setting and intention of its teaching — I do believe that it has been altered, sometimes negatively, as a practice by many people and companies, who seek to use it as a means to increase their profit potential when in…


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