Yoga in America. How downward dogs and crow poses went mainstream.
These days, yoga is everywhere – at the gym, at the mall, at the preschool. In prisons and homeless shelters.
There’s hot yoga, cold yoga; hip-hop yoga, chocolate yoga. Safari retreats and competitions for yoga. Even Savasana for babies and dogs.
Yoga has a deep history in America. My guest today traces yoga’s influence from the first swami to Emerson and Thoreau to today’s power yoga for the over-stressed masses.
This hour, On Point: Breath in, breath out, and center yourself for the story of yoga in America.
Try your footwork with Shiva Rea's "Yoga Trance Dance":
This program aired on June 29, 2010.