India Is Officially Reclaiming Yoga, And It's Complicated

December 10, 2014 3:17 PM

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With the United Nations poised to declare June 21 World Yoga Day, India's newly appointed Minister of Yoga has proclaimed the practice uniquely Indian.

“There is little doubt about yoga being an Indian art form,” Shripad Yesso Naik, the new yoga minister, said in a Washington Post interview. “We’re trying to establish to the world that it’s ours.”

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