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'A discussion on yoga' blog
Over the last few years I’ve found myself becoming increasing conflicted at having a role within the wellness industry given the popularity and evolution of practices that fall under the 'wellness' umbrella, that have become the epitome of what I don’t want to be considered adding to or promoting, so I decided to write a blog about various injustices and ethical considerations that I have been questioning.

I’ve been teaching for over a decade now and that in itself is something I question, it’s taken a lot of time and reflection to get me to the point where I feel like I need to say something as a way of opening up conversations, as I have many conversations with students and other teachers about the subjects I’m going to write about but can’t find many people actually talking openly about them.

As I said this is purely a way for me to open up conversations and I sincerely hope many of you can connect with these things, I’m not trying to condone anyone or pass any blame (although I do believe the big yoga corporations have a lot to answer for and teacher training's on the lack of education on the historic injustice within yoga).
God knows we are all guilty of some form of cultural appropriation, judgement, transference, spiritual romanticism, conforming to the stereotypical 'yoga teacher' portrayal, giving unsolicited advice, using obtuse quotes, and taking ourselves too bloody seriously. 

But why are we not calling out this alongside the bias, elitism, inaccessibility, spiritual bypassing, guru culture, lack of regulation, pseudo community and the more ingrained stuff like who is and more importantly who isn't allowed to be liberated according to the Vedas and other ancient texts, the hierarchical format of its teachings that were only resided for a certain part of the community and how casteism manifests in yoga spaces to this day?
Thank you for reading and if you feel so inclined please check out some of my articles listed below,

Hannah x

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