Monday January 20, 2020

Too close for comfort

By its nature, yoga is physical and a bit intimate – but when does physical nearness or even a hands-on ‘adjust’ cross a line? A Netflix documentary and a New York Times exposé have ignited yoga’s #MeToo moment

8th December, 2019
Bikram Choudhury is the subject of explosive allegations in Netflix‘s Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator.

Have you ever wondered about a teacher physically adjusting you in yoga class? Maybe you weren’t deep enough in downward dog pose, your hips not as high they could be, and perhaps a teacher pulled them up. You weren’t uncomfortable with it, per se, but it did strike you as unusual.

Or maybe you were uncomfortable but didn’t mention it, not wanting to cause a...

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