14 Jan '12, 2pm

How Yoga Can Harmonize the Body & Planet

How Yoga Can Harmonize the Body & Planet

Elliot Moore via Flickr CC /CC BY 1.0 Anyone on the pulse of yoga has probably already heard the buzz surrounding The New York Times ' controversial piece, How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body . Most outstanding to me are the 700+ comments its received and the flurry of responses (much like this one) its received from yoga instructors, scholars and practitioners. McYoga It's true: yoga has become a Western meme, as ubiquitous as the Starbucks -on-every-NYC-block. Much like our country, yoga's modernization is democratic and therefore imperfect, messy and comes with pros and cons. What's great is that anyone can give it a go, not just a privileged class or gender as it had been in the past. What's not so great is that in the age of popularized yoga, "McYoga," as my partner and co-director of our yoga studio likes to call it, it's all too common to find inexperienced instructors lea...

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