Whether the thought of a yoga competition makes you cringe and cry cultural appropriation, or you respect the athleticism of Bikram yogis who compete in regional, national, and world yoga championships around the globe, one thing is certain: There are few topics in the yoga community that prompt as much disagreement and outrage as yoga competitions. In this 30-minute documentary, filmmakers Nathan Bender and Daniel A. Nelson interview practitioners and teachers on both sides of the debate, and also follow a handful of hopeful yogis competing for the title of USA Yoga National Asana Champion. Watch the film here, then let us know: What do you think of yoga competitions? For more information, visit posturefilm.com
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