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Weekly Yoga Poll: For Better Or For Worse?

Sometimes, the thing that’s done to market something makes it worse.

And so, the corn at the local supermarket is already husked, because it looks better, sells better but tastes worse.

And stereo speakers are designed with extra bass, so they’ll demo better, sell better but sound worse.

The market isn’t always ‘right’, if right means that it knows how to get what it wants in the long run. Too often, we are confused, or misled, or part of a herd headed in the wrong direction -Seth Godin


Has the same thing happened with yoga? Did we strip the philosophy from it for marketability and result in a worse product or did we gain from accessibility?


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Disclaimer: The views of the author are not necessarily the views of APP participants

Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail shanna@ashtangayogaproject.com.

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