It’s time to reclaim yoga from the Indian PM, who is using it to mask an agenda of ethno-nationalist state violence.
Sheena Sood, PhD (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based sociologist, writer, educator, and yoga teacher. Her research, Omwashing Yoga: Weaponized Spiritual... ity in India, Israel, and the US, investigates the growing incorporation of yoga and mindfulness by far-right law enforcement, military, and vigilante groups. She has written for Jadaliyya, Race & Yoga Journal, and Colorlines. Sheena is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and creative director of Yoga Warrior Tales, an interactive adventure-based educational program that teaches children yoga and mindfulness through a social justice lens. Learn more at www.sheenashining.com.