Cultural appropriation, colonialism, and capitalism: Yoga in the 21st Century

Parixit Modi brings his palms together in ‘Namaste’ at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Tucson, Ariz. The word “Namaste” translates to “bowing down to the divine.” (Photo by Hannah Dahl 2018)
Parixit Modi stands in front of Hindu deity Swaminarayan and his disciple Akshar in the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple on December 2, 2018 in Tucson, Ariz. Hindus believe that God manifests Himself on earth through saints like Akshar. (Photo by Hannah Dahl 2018)

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