yoga-in-the-west-a-colonial-machination-of-appropriation by Lace Dagger


“The relocation of yoga to thin white bodies aestheticizes it by white colonial aesthetic standards; the divorce from Hinduism and all Indian religion and philosophy sanitizes it (one might say bleaches it) to cater to the white colonial palate.Whitewashed, reduced to peace-and-healing, yoga in the West is a marketable, digestible, low-commitment version of what yoga is to the people that it is stolen from”


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