In this recent video, Gregor Maehle talks about how yoga has become more competitive, image-based, and superficial due mainly to the rise of social media and how the spiritual aspect of yoga is getting lost.
Excerpt from the interview:
“The yoga is about creating an internal frame of reference. What makes people sick, in the way our society makes people sick, is that we constantly have an external frame of reference….The reason why it’s outside is because there is a desert inside. We don’t know ourselves, we don’t love ourselves, we don’t accept ourselves. That’s why we need to look good. There is nothing against looking good but the idea of yoga is that growth comes from the inside, because you can find freedom, self love, self acceptance, and peace.”