This Indian woman’s yoga instructor offered to give her a Sanskrit name, and it inspired her to write the funniest “open letter” ever.
So I do yoga. I love yoga. It stretches me in ways I didn’t know I could stretch. It builds muscles I didn’t know I had. And it soothes me and fills me like a lullaby to a baby.
I’ve read quite a few of these articles and blogs that keep popping up about how the white people stole yoga and don’t even do it “right.” For the most part, I don’t buy into any of it because we are a global society now, and we all take bits and pieces from each other as we see fit. However, the woman in this video is fucking hilarious, and I can understand why people have been writing all these blogs about yoga and cultural appropriation now. Nothing like this has ever happened in the yoga classes I attend, but apparently some yoga teachers should stick to step aerobics where they can just give people new names from the 80’s.
Watch this young woman hilariously take down her yoga teacher and then let me know what you think. Should white people just not practice yoga? Or can anyone practice yoga as long as they are not pretending to take on another cultural heritage?