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.
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!