Last week, The Boston Globe featured a long article on the of yoga in the U.S.
From left: Justine Wiltshire Cohen, Natasha Rizopoulos, Patricia Walden, Barbara Benagh, and Peentz Dubble of Down Under Yoga. (Globe photo / Essdras M Suarez)
In the article, a panel of senior teachers discussed the commercialism and distractions that are creeping into American yoga. Read the full article.
- Is yoga losing its focus?
- Has it become too commercialized – with expensive yogawear and nonessential accessories?
- Is it about shopping?
- Is there too much focus on yoga as an exercise system (like aerobics) and too little on the full content of yoga – the other seven limbs?
- Has branding of specific styles of new yoga hurt yoga?
What do you think?
On Sunday, October 17, Down Under Yoga in Newtonville hosted a panel discussion called “Balancing Acts: Poses, Products, and the Future of Yoga in America.”