Tuesday 24th October 2017,
Hindu Human Rights Online News Magazine

western yoga

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

The growing phenomena of Christian yoga is not only cultural appropriation, it reveals more serious considerations for Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. While it is certainly true that Christians can practice yoga, I am not aware of any Christian theology regarding yoga. Yoga, as a word or practice, has no etymology in the [...]

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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

“Who’s flying this plane? : The blind leading the blind in Western Yoga”

“Who’s flying this plane? : The blind leading the blind in Western Yoga”

Just as Yoga in the West seemed ready to set flight with that many more passengers aboard, something stalled the latest take-off. The Western Yoga world vomited all over itself. We'd been holding back our own bile for so long, and then a single Yoga teacher in Ottawa finally triggered the gag-reflex -- [...]

December 7, 2015 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, The Yoga Snatchers 1