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Antipodean ‘Yogis’ faking it to make it across Black Lives Matter

Antipodean ‘Yogis’ faking it to make it across Black Lives Matter

Today, making the mistake of scrolling Facebook with better things to do, I happened across a post on BLM and anti-racist issues above an article critiquing love and light washing in the ‘spiritual’ community. This post was all about how white yoga teachers should stand with indigenous Australians and stop being racists. Published in a [...]

June 17, 2020 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, News updates, The Yoga Snatchers, World Focus 0

The Abduction of Yoga Dharma

The Abduction of Yoga Dharma

The US patent office has over one thousand forms of designer yoga waiting for approval. Is it any wonder, the Western media treats all things yoga, as some sort of flakey, New Age hippy-shit when it is actually a symbiote of Hinduism? [...]

June 19, 2019 Sean Bradrick Analysis/Insights, Archives, Spirituality/Culture, The Yoga Snatchers, World Focus 0

Hindu American slams US pub for Hindu gods on toilet walls

Hindu American slams US pub for Hindu gods on toilet walls

Time and again we have seen Hindu gods appearing in the most unimaginable of places. In the West, there have been incidents of Ganesha appearing on toilet seats and the face of Ram on shoes. But what Indian-American Ohio girl Ankita Mishra witnessed a few weeks ago at a pub in New York probably beats [...]

November 19, 2018 Guest Author Archives, News updates 0

Video : Was Yoga Invented in the United States of America ?

Video : Was Yoga Invented in the United States of America ?

If things could not get worse but now we have a growing cult of followers claiming Yoga was invented in the USA. Yogi Baba Prem exposes this new hijack narrative . [...]

June 28, 2018 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, The Yoga Snatchers 0

Superheroes Unmasked

Superheroes Unmasked

“I like to think that someone will trace how the deepest thinking of India made its way to Greece and from there to the philosophy of our times.” – John Wheeler (American Quantum Physicist) The western world has long been known to appropriate ancient eastern cultures, worldviews, knowledge systems and ideas, through a process in [...]

August 1, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 22

Assault on India : The Partitioning of Hinduism

Assault on India : The Partitioning of Hinduism

The once expansive Bharata (India) is shrinking.  What was once a great cultural land mass extending possibly from near ancient Persia eastward to Southeast Asia and possibly as far south as various South Pacific islands is literally becoming smaller as a geographic land with the emergence of or partitioning of India exemplified through the creation [...]

March 29, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Chakras within the Vedas : Stopping Scholarly Distortion of Vedic Teachings

Chakras within the Vedas : Stopping Scholarly Distortion of Vedic Teachings

There has been commentary by some scholars that the concept of chakras is a relatively new phenomenon within Hinduism; and there appears to be an implication that chakras were not known to the Vedic tradition. Regrettably, this appears to be part of a continuing effort to redefine Hinduism, and to imply that Dharmist do not [...]

February 12, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

To my chagrin and dismay, self-appointed defenders of oppressed cultures who cast contemporary western yoga as the second coming of the East India Company have attached themselves to the fabric of yoga discourse with the stubborn persistence of a burr on a sock. Consequently, perfectly serviceable yoga programs are now at risk of being run [...]

December 26, 2015 Guest Author Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 0

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Native American Headdress

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Native American Headdress

Pharrell Williams drew some heat  (back in June 4 2014) for wearing a Native American headdress on the cover of Elle UK, leading the singer to apologize for what many considered cultural appropriation of a sacred tradition — despite the fact that he is part Native American. “I respect and honor every kind of race, [...]

June 8, 2015 HHR Archives, Indigenous/Pagan Voice 0
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