In the last month or so, I’ve run across three separate articles dressed up as criticism of western presentations of yoga. The trouble is, they come across being more narcissistic and envious of the “culture” they are supposedly now boycotting, and end up sounding resentful of fame and success rather than offering true criticism.
So here, with a grain of salt, I’m criticizing the critics.
One article focused on the sensationalistic, commenting on the launching of a Yoga porn site, and Yoga for Better Buns to make his point of capitalism infringing upon this spiritual practice. But then this very same poster is blogging at the HuffingtonPost.com and he is also an author of two books on Mindfulness and Meditation, both with a handy link to the Amazon Store right after his article. And, by the way, he’s written many other articles in such a style. If you didn’t already know, bloggers at the Huffington Post don’t get paid for their articles. They do it for exposure. Can he be any more of a shill?