Angrez Chale Gaye, Asanas Bhi Le Gaye: Save Our Yoga from Firangs

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Angrez Chale Gaye, Asanas Bhi Le Gaye: Save Our Yoga from Firangs

Illustration: Akshita Monga

M

y latest attempt at self-improvement came a few days ago, when I found myself in a Bikram yoga class. A friend of mine, a zealous yogini, had highly recommended this, insisting that I could learn at my own pace with a guru who would “truly understand me”.

Perhaps this description should have been my first red flag. I’d asked her about a fitness class, after all, not a foreign-language tutor. But I naively decided I had nothing to lose but a couple of kilos, and grabbed my rubber mat and water bottle with optimism.

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