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MUST WATCH: Who Owns Yoga? (Documentary)

by Matt CaronNovember 30, 2014


This has got to be the best yoga documentary I’ve seen.

So well done in almost every way.

Bhatnagar, the interviewer, went all across the world interviewing many different types of yogis and those that are in the yoga industry, getting their take on what the modern version of yoga is to them.

He came away with the idea that the documentary really dealt with the question, who owns yoga?

Meaning, with all the different forms of yoga, who says which one is the right one?

Props to Bhatnagar. Great job on this.

Matt Caron
Matt Caron
Matt is an enthusiastic Yoga teacher and life voyager. He enjoys reading, writing, practicing and meditating. He is the founder and editor of theyogablog.com. Matt strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue; not only for others, but for himself.
  • Dan McNally

    I don’t think anyone owns yoga, I just think that there are different understandings of what it is. Is it Pre-Vedic Shiva cult, Westernized yoga, Monistic or Dualistic schools of thought?
    Its like Kashmir Shaivism’s upayas(means). Is it anavopaya or the lesser vehicle, using external means like performing asanas, chanting or meditating on a flame? Is it shaktopaya or the method of meditating on the space between breaths, the mental means? Or is it Shambavopaya or the using pure will to abide in ones true nature, Self?
    One can use one method of yoga or study one specific yogic philosophical school of thought. The method which one uses it what is right for their aptitude spiritually and ontologically.
    Namaste and thanks for letting me share!

  • Arlet Koseian

    I can’t wait to watch this. such a hot topic these days. thanks for sharing http://extendyoga.com

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