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Is yoga becoming too expensive and westernized: Shrenik Avlani

(Shrenik Avlani is a writer and editor, and co-author of The Shivfit Way. This article first appeared in Mint Lounge on June 21, 2021)

  • Mood lighting, floor to ceiling mirrors, temperature control and soothing ambient music—it’s not a fine dining restaurant or a decadent spa we are talking about but your typical modern yoga studio in urban India. The yoga teacher leads the health conscious men and women wearing ‘yoga’ pants and dry-fit shirts to their yoga mats and then through various asanas in English. The session usually ends with a ‘healthy’ green smoothie…

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