We advise you to grab a seat, grab a screen and watch this right now. “Who Owns Yoga?” is a documentary from Al Jazeera English Reporter Bhanu Bhatnagar and, though not super in-depth, in its short 50 minutes it covers so much ground about the issues and challenges of modern yoga’s growing pains – commercialization, corporatization, clashes with religion, ties with politics, evolution of hybrid styles, etc. – that it’s probably the most interesting, wide-ranging and cohesive reflection of today’s yoga we’ve seen put together for a news network or otherwise. The doc didn’t air in the US but some kind soul posted it to YouTube. You might want to watch it now before it’s taken down.
(Hat tip Viswesh)