As yoga continues to gain popularity and expansion in the west, the historical baggage of colonization and commercialism affect its presentation and the way it grows, how it looks, feels, tastes and smells. One of the current debates among yoga teachers and pratictioners centers around authenticity. What’s real yoga? I think Susanna Barkataki does an excellent job of exploring the answer to this question with honesty and grace in her elephant journal.com article posted here.
Let me know what you think.