Sunday conversation: Should yoga be ‘free’ to all people?

This week’s question is, really, the only one we can ask given the Yoga to the People vs. Bikram lawsuit and news.

For that background, check our posts here and here and here.

The question is, broadly, “Should yoga be free?” But what, exactly, does that mean? In the sense of the lawsuit, it means that no one — Bikram in particular — can claim a certain set of poses. But what of donation-based yoga? How critical is that?

And what of yoga’s larger mission? And what, precisely, is that larger mission? Is there even one?

Maybe it would be easier just to ponder: Should Bikram’s sequence of poses be open for all to use and follow?

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