March 1, 2012

Time Magazine covers John Friend & Anusara Yoga.

“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” ~ Henry Kissinger

Looks as if Time Magazine is picking up the thread of the Anusara situation now.

Fortunately it’s less a slam on yoga itself, than what happens to people—or, really men—in power. Definitely worth a look.

The article invites the reader to look beyond the scantily-clad asana practitioners or the red-herring reference the Times’ Broad makes to the practice/alleged history of hatha yoga starting as a “sex cult.”

I for one am pleased to see someone in the mainstream media world who might be willing to look beyond the hype and easy sensationalism of the “fallen guru” stereotype (and, for that matter, to extend the conversation beyond facile assumptions and a complete lack of depth in investigating the history of the practice of Hatha Yoga, as Broad has done repeatedly in the New York Times).

Please take a look for yourself.


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