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Decolonizing Yoga with Anusha Wijeyakumar

On this episode of The Yoga Show, host Lindsay Tucker talks with yoga teacher and wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar about how to return yoga back to its roots.

For decades, the practice of yoga has been co-opted by white America. This has led to a commodification of the practice—of which the implications have been both harmful and far reaching. Yoga teacher and wellness consultant Anusha Wijeyakumar is one of the many voices calling to return the notion of yoga back to its roots and make the full practice accessible for anyone interested in learning the 8 limbs in a way that’s respectful and non-appropriative.

Her new book, Meditation with Intention, came out in January, and you can register for her Intro to the Bhagavad Gita course now at yogajournal.com/courses.

On Episode 22 of the Yoga Journal podcast, The Yoga Show, Wijeyakumar and host Lindsay Tucker  discuss:

  • The colonization of yoga
  • Appropriation of yoga
  • Making yoga accessible to all
  • How to come back to yoga’s roots
  • And more!

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