Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How Yoga Won The West

Hey New York Yogis,

Check out this interesting article, "How Yoga Won The West," by Ann Louise Bardach in The New York Times. It highlights the Indian monk Vivekananda and how he brought yogic spirituality to the west. Vivekananda popularized the practice at the end of the 19th century, preaching simply "work and worship," and was almost instantly a hit here in the States. When we're on our yoga mats today, we have him to thank.

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