Western Appropriation of Yoga, and why Hindus should care about it


Saturday, April 30th 2022,
9 AM PST  / 12 NOON EST / 9:30 PM IST
In the process of embracing Yoga, the West has been slowly 'extracting' it from its primary Hindu context of the practice of interiority i.e., Dhyana, Jnana and Moksha, and  re-situating it in the context of fitness and health. Should Hindus be proud of the fact  that the West has transformed Yoga into a multi-billion dollar industry? Or should we  also be concerned that the stewardship of Yoga is slowly slipping away? And what exactly can we do about this?