I Wish #Yoga in America Didn’t So Often Involve Cultural Appropriation

 Recently, at the end of a short #yoga practice in a corporate setting, a gentleman laughed aloud as we put our hands together and bowed.

“#Namaste?” he asked. “Is that for real? I thought it was a #Brooklyn yoga studio thing.”

This man happened to be white, and while I could tell his intention was not to offend me, he did. Like I’ve done innumerable times as an Indian American, I stepped around the hurt to answer his question. “Nope, not a Brooklyn yoga thing,” I said. “It’s Indian.”

His response gutted me: “Yoga’s #Indian?”

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