Posted by: yoga librarian | October 28, 2010

What happened to yoga?

What Happened to Yoga?

Last week, The Boston Globe featured a long article on the of yoga in the U.S.

From left: Justine Wiltshire Cohen, Natasha Rizopoulos, Patricia Walden, Barbara Benagh, and Peentz Dubble of Down Under Yoga. (Globe photo / Essdras M Suarez)

In the article, a panel of senior teachers discussed the commercialism and distractions that are creeping into American yoga. Read the full article.

  • Is yoga losing its focus?
  • Has it become too commercialized – with expensive yogawear and nonessential accessories?
  • Is it about shopping?
  • Is there too much focus on yoga as an exercise system (like aerobics) and too little on the full content of yoga – the other seven limbs?
  • Has branding of specific styles of new yoga hurt yoga?

What do you think?

On Sunday, October 17, Down Under Yoga in Newtonville hosted a panel discussion called “Balancing Acts: Poses, Products, and the Future of Yoga in America.”

Read the full article


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Responses

  1. I just came across an interesting discussion of this article on Yoga Journal’s blog, YogaBuzz. Follow the link below to read the discussion.

    http://blogs.yogajournal.com/yogabuzz/2010/10/whats-happened-to-yoga.html


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