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Yoga politics

Yoga can be accepted and practised as a stretching exercise, not as a tool for spiritual wellbeing.



By Michael Sebastian

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 10:25 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:06 PM

Under the cover of International Day of Yoga, a hidden agenda of the BJP-led Hindu nationalist government is going to be implemented in India soon. Top BJP politicians are discussing now, as to making Yoga a compulsory subject in the schools. This way they can pressurise the minority communities to practise Yoga.

Yoga is deeply a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, moreover a system of philosophy aiming at the mystical union of ‘self’ with God. Yoga can be accepted and practised as a stretching exercise, not as a tool for spiritual wellbeing.

— Michael Sebastian, by email


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