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Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

Yoga Teacher Sri Louise explaining the cultural appropriation and secularization of Yoga in the West by breaking it from its Hindu roots.. [...]

July 19, 2017 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, Spirituality/Culture, World Focus Comments Off on Video : Understanding Yoga through its Hindu Origins

Enlightenment for SALE : All Major Cards and PayPal Accepted

Enlightenment for SALE : All Major Cards and PayPal Accepted

The popular ‘New Age’ movement of this era is a vast network of individuals, groups, organizations, cults, foundations, etc. who expound and preach a watered-down patchwork of borrowed spiritual beliefs and rituals which present a dazzling array of luring theories and practices, yet somehow fail to capture the depth and intended essence of the esoteric [...]

August 3, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers Comments Off on Enlightenment for SALE : All Major Cards and PayPal Accepted

Video : Globalization of Gayatri Mantra via Cultural Appropriation

Video : Globalization of Gayatri Mantra via Cultural Appropriation

Many are already aware of how Yoga is slowly being stolen away from its Hindu roots and then repackaged as disco yoga or beer drinking yoga or some other concoction mixed up by the snake oil salesman masquerading as a Yoga teacher just to lure more victims to hand over their cash. But meanwhile we [...]

May 10, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos Comments Off on Video : Globalization of Gayatri Mantra via Cultural Appropriation

Yoga & The Unbearable Being of Whiteness

Yoga & The Unbearable Being of Whiteness

“A safer space is a supportive, non-threatening environment that encourages open-mindedness, respect, a willingness to learn from others, as well as physical and mental safety. It is a space that is critical of the power structures that affect our everyday lives, and where power dynamics, backgrounds, and the effects of our behavior on others are [...]

December 17, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 1

Yoga as the Colonized Subject

Yoga as the Colonized Subject

Within the serene, spare yoga studios across Europe and America, yoga has become so assimilated into everyday language and activity that, to the predominantly Caucasian practitioners, the idea that violence and privilege have created their practices might have never even occurred. My own teaching practice has become a pedagogical experiment in shedding light on the continuing [...]

August 30, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 2