The Hindu American Foundation has been courageously pushing forth a campaign called “Take Back Yoga” suggesting “that people become more aware of yoga’s debt to the faith’s ancient traditions.” The Hindu American Foundation is not asking modern day yogis to become Hindus or for yoga teachers to teach more Hinduism, it’s just asking them to acknowledge that yoga originates from Hinduism.
Is yoga part of Hinduism? Of course it is.
The New York Times recently wrote an article on this stir in the yoga world. Here’s the article titled “Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga’s Soul”.