That yoga pose you’ve been practicing may not be as ancient as you thought. In fact, journalist Michelle Goldberg says that most of the poses that we do in modern yoga classes have no antecedent beyond 150 years ago.
“Probably the greatest myth is when you do these poses, when you do sun salutations or the warrior poses, that that there’s some sort of continuity to what yogis were doing 3,000 years ago on the banks of the Ganges, and that’s just not true,” Goldberg tellsFresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
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Sociological Lens this week:
Your weekly further reading:
The Tragedy of the Commons, Hardin, 1968:
In 500 words or less, write a manifesto for living that incorporates temperance, modesty, and low consumption.
Due on June 17 – in class or online at midnight.
This Week – Feminism:
Write a 500 word intro/or brief proposal/ “a pitch” on some aspect of culture that could use a feminist review.
In other words, like the Atlantic article about the Tampon, what other aspects or material items need a thorough review of their origin from a feminist perspective?
Due in class on June 10, or submitted online by midnight.