Protecting Yogic Traditions


Yoga, this beautiful, holistic practice has been appropriated through the years as it gained popularity in the West and has, in many spaces, been reduced to simply a fitness regimen.

Additionally, there are many corporations that capitalize off the ideology of yoga yet do not practice the essence of the ancient tradition themselves in their business practices. 

There is an excellent article by Yoga International that highlights the cultural appropriation of yoga and how to appreciate, rather than appropriate.

If social media is in your life, I encourage you to follow these South Asian yoga teachers on Instagram who highlight appropriations, encourage appreciation and offer classes and workshops on deeper knowledge:

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