The current State of Yoga according to Rajiv Malhotra

And “state” doesn’t just refer to higher states of consciousness but also the mundane stuff of the multi-billion dollar business of Yoga and the appropriation of Yoga by those from the Judeo-Christian camp as well as those from the “secular science” camp.

For a change, Rajiv Malhotra is not the interviewer, but the interviewed. He has said most of this in his interviews with other yoga Gurus (real and fake!), but it all comes together very well in this video. I don’t think anyone other than Rajiv Malhotra can provide such a 360 view of the current state of yoga world wide.

The video refers to many interviews done by Rajiv Malhotra. Following are some of them, along with some of my recommendations.

With insiders:

  1. Dr. HR Nagendra, President VYASA, Bangalore (link)
  2. Yogi Amrit Desai, Amrit Yoga (link)

With outsiders:

  • Brooke Boon, founder of Holy Yoga (link)
  • Dr. Ravi Ravindra on Is Templeton Foundation Digesting Vedanta into Christianity? (link)
  • with Stephen Siegel, a Neo-Jewish Pseudo-Hindu on Hinduized Judaism, Tantric Kabbala, & More (link)

 

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