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Holiday Balancing Act

Posted on December 27th, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

I always find December to be a bit ungrounding. I think it’s because of how much opposite energies are in play during this time of the year. Seasonally, it’s colder, the days are short, and our bodies—particularly if we are sensitive to our environment, like most yoga practitioners—instinctively want to eat more, rest more, stay inside, and slow down. But the calendar tells us a different story. It says it’s time for holidays and celebration! Shopping! Late nights spent out at parties! It’s hard not to feel split between the desire to be social and the urge to hibernate. Read More »»

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Who Owns Yoga?

Posted on December 10th, 2010 by Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

A couple of weeks ago, there was an article in The New York Times about a new campaign called Take Back Yoga introduced by the Hindu American Foundation. You can read the article yourself, but the gist is that this group is trying to get Americans to acknowledge that yoga was initially a Hindu practice. Dr. Aseem Shukla, the foundation’s co-founder, is quoted in the article as saying: “In a way, our issue is that yoga has thrived, but Hinduism has lost control of the brand.”

The brand? Is yoga a brand? I don’t know. Read More »»

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