There seems to be no end to the self-made gurus who are jumping onto the yoga bandwagon with the hopes of cashing in on this multi-billion dollar market – which is now including people with anger issues.
A reader recently sent me a series of questions about yoga in regard to the practice of Holy Yoga, a popular form of “Christian yoga” and asked me to explain our position. Because the questions she raised are fairly typical, I thought our readers would benefit from these answers as well.
Outraged parents have been able to get at least some of the Hindu practices related to the practice of yoga out of a Georgia elementary school after they complained about imposing these religious beliefs on children.
A Los Angeles jury has ordered Bikram Choudhury, founder of Bikram (hot) yoga, to pay $6.4 in damages to his former attorney who accused him of sexually harassing her and eventually firing her when she began to investigate numerous other sexual assault cases brought against the once popular guru.
A Canadian university citing the controversy over yoga and “cultural issues” has decided to cancel a free yoga class.
GS asks: “I was wondering if you could tell me the difference between joga and yoga. Is joga safe or just a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”? It is being introduced into my child’s catholic school health program. I have warning bells going off in my head- should I be concerned?”