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Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Exchange & Honoring the Roots of Yoga

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we differentiate cultural appropriation from cultural exchange and explain the significant reasons for honoring the roots of yoga.

Objective

Be aware of what cultural appropriation looks like; the historical context that explains the significance of honoring the roots of yoga; and how to mindfully and ethically do so.

Description

Define cultural exchange and cultural appropriation, and explain the key differentiators between them. Describe the vital significance of the roots of yoga and what appropriation of yoga looks like. Discuss commodification and elitism, and what you can do in response.

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