The problem with decolonizing yoga and #namaslay

Patrick McCartney
12 min readApr 6, 2021

Updated July 04, 2021 (Added some information about Pali and Sanskrit terms of address to inferiors ( अरे / Are!)

Updated June 18, 2021 (Added Rules of Address from Nāṭyaśāstra, and examples from Ṛgveda and Kṛṣṇayajurveda)

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 collective healing process of decolonizing yoga is more a neo-colonial “pillow…