Who knew the downward dog has a missionary position?
The New York Times, in all its wisdom, informs us that yoga began as a sex cult.
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Now if only I had known this in the ninth standard in Kolkata, I would have paid much more attention during yoga class at school.
The Times had already tied itself up in knots with an earlier story about how yoga can be hazardous to your health.
The man in the eye of the storm this time is John Friend, the founder of the Anusara style of yoga. Friend, says the Times, had built up a huge following by preaching "a gospel of gentle poses mixed with poses aimed at fostering love and happiness." Apparently there was too much love and too much happiness on his end. A former confidante has gone public about his "penchant for women", "partying and fun" and cheating on girlfriends.
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Written by Sandip Roy for The Huffington Post.