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Western Yoga

Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

Jill Lawson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.

Has Yoga Lost its Soul? Part III: Accessibility & Ownership

Justin Hakuta | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Justin Hakuta

There is plenty of room for innovation and authenticity that can help retain and expand the art of the craft, even amidst the commercial reality yoga currently resides in. You just have to know where and how to look.

Should Christians Do Yoga?

Sally Kempton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sally Kempton

What is yoga? Is it a system of physical culture? Is it part of a Hindu religious tradition? Is it a practice, like meditation, that is doctrinally neutral and therefore adaptable to any religious culture?

The Origins And Ownership Of Yoga

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Of course no one owns yoga. Nor do you have to be Hindu to practice and benefit from yoga. Pretty obvious one would think, but not so for the many perturbed Western yogis who have entered the debate about the Hindu origins of yoga.

To Regulate or Not Regulate Yoga Teacher Training

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

I fear for how the effort to regulate yoga might set the yoga industry up to be like so many other industries -- controlled by the biggest and richest.