liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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QotD: Western Yoga isn't much like Ancient Hindu Yoga

Contemporary Western postural yoga projects an authenticity and unbroken ancient heritage onto the yogic tradition, while mourning the commodification, secularization and denuding of that tradition by the West. Such lamentation belies the fact that modern postural yoga is a creature of fabrication and reinvention.
--Farah Godrej


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