In this video, Global Mind Body explores the issue of diversity in Western yoga. As yoga continues to grow in popularity, it’s important to stay abreast of emerging trends and news on if and how this issue is being tackled. Instructors and practitioners passionate about the practice share their philosophies and personal experiences as women and people of color.

Yoga is for everyone regardless of race, religion or sex. After all, yoga derives from the Sanskrit word yug, which means to yoke or bind or also interpreted as unite or integrate, according to Yoga Journal.

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