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Smithsonian's Yoga: The Art of Transformation Brings to Light Yoga's Hindu Roots... Almost

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Visually stunning and simultaneously soothing, the exhibit has a quietness about it. It weaves through time, taking the visitor from a prehistoric era of self-study, that continues to baffle scholars and laypeople alike as to its depth and timelessness, to an age where yoga studios are as prolific as Starbucks.

Yoga in America: Where Bowing to God Is Not Religious

Jill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

The concept of God is a shaky subject. Add to it the yoga-inspired faith in the God within us all, and you have a huge mess on your hands. Calling yoga non-religious isn't just about altering yoga to make a buck. It is to avoid starting a war.

Romancing The Om: A Look Into Yoga In America

Jill Lawson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

Modern day yoga in America is an interesting phenomenon. In the traditional sense, what most of us do on the yoga mat is not yoga. Although the health benefits are greater than anything else we've ever tried, many still do not consider it yoga.

The History Of Yoga And Religion In America

Leigh E. Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Leigh E. Schmidt

Yoga used to make a Christian nation writhe; now it has become an embodiment of the country's religious and social elasticity.