58. The science and politics of yoga – Ariana Rabinovitch 

A slightly anarchic romp through the world of yoga research with New York based teacher and author Ariana. She exposes yoga myths, explores the psychology of why people perpetuate them, we look at the current and recent evidence base, chat about fundamentalism and postmodernism, gurus, ask if flexibility is always a good thing, the appeal of certainty, hot yoga, “urban” London/NY style yoga, “kicking butt” as a teacher, Trump, politics generally, and why when there is so much money in yoga are most yoga teachers poor?!! 

Excuse the background noise, it was Bikram being tortured. 




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