Cultural appropriation is stealing the intellectual, spiritual, cultural informational wealth of another group, such as we see happening with yoga today and for the last century.Susanna Barkataki – How to Practice Yoga Without Appropriating It
This is always a discussion that should be happening in yoga spaces but I’m specifically mentioning this now because of the link to Asteya (Nonstealing). I was lucky enough to attended a workshop with Susanna where this was discussed.
Action: Please click through to Susanna’s website and use the resources she has created and made available to learn about this. If the concept of Cultural Appropriation is not familiar to you, I would recommend you start with the blog post: “How to Practice Yoga Without Appropriating It” https://www.susannabarkataki.com/