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Friday, Mar 09, 2012 Did yoga really start as a sex cult?

There has been a flurry of responses online to William J. Broad’s article in the New York Times titled Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here. Articles by yoga teachers, students, and bloggers have ranged from angry accusations of reductionism to calls for understanding and compassion for the individuals involved. But is one of the main assertions in the article actually correct? Did yoga really start as a sex cult? Yoga educator Leslie Kaminoff addresses the issue nicely in this brief video: