The above image is from a little site called The Onion– maybe you’ve heard of it? Quite obviously famed for its humorous, mocking take on the world around us, this particular graphic tackled a topic that has become quite familiar to us. How often in class have we come to discuss different types of yoga and the ways in which they’ve been appropriated to mean something entirely different? Just today I saw an ad for ‘hot yoga’ which flaunted its abilities to work your core and your spirituality and to strengthen each in turn. The graphic is a succinct, amusing way to bring to light the fact that for many people ‘Asian religions’ mean yoga, tai chi, meditation, and other ways in which it has been boiled down into an accessible morning class at your local gym.