Susanna Barkataki appears to have a solid grip on the novel X+Yoga hybrid of “Woke Yoga.” How does someone claiming to honor yoga’s roots have such selective inclinations as to what these roots might be? It’s almost as if the process of decolonizing yoga is just a neo-colonial attempt to claim control, at least of the narrative, ultimately for collective healing. The real kicker is how often colonially-constructed narratives are re-installed as the decolonized history and development of yoga. Or, instead, things are just made up.

I’m mostly fine with decolonizing stuff. I suppose the thing that concerns me is…

Patrick McCartney

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