Is Yoga A Peaceful Practice Or Product Of Cultural Genocide?
A Canadian college canceled yoga classes citing concerns about the practice's troublesome roots.By Katie Link | November 23, 2015
We thought it was supposed to be all about deep breathing, good balance and form-fitting pants. But we might be wrong. The peaceful practice of yoga is causing a bit of an uproar at one Canadian college.
A yoga class at the University of Ottawa was canceled after concerns that the practice traces back to "cultures that have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy."
Let us break it down for you. That culture mentioned a second ago is talking about Indian culture. And India used to be a British colony, hence the "experienced oppression" piece of that statement.