I don’t understand what you mean by “you can’t blame yoga.” I don’t think you have acknowledged Wendyness’ point: your article clearly singles out the dilution of yoga in the West and implies that the yoga taught in a pure tradition in Mysore is superior.

Ethics are ethics and humans are humans. I take the point of your article that yoga is more than asana. I frequently make the same point myself, as that was part of the certified yoga training I received. I believe Wendyness would agree that she is not offended by yoga, but that where and how yogis receive their training has no correlation with ethical or sincere behavior.

Yoga schools and yoga teachers like myself who are registered with Yoga Alliance sign ethics agreements when they are certified. That is the acknowledged modern Western version of the yamas and niyamas. All professionals sign them and many professional certification organizations require yearly ethics CEUs — see lawyers, teachers, therapists, doctors, etc. (alas, not yoga teachers, though many centers require them when they hire or contract a teacher).

Wendyness’ post demonstrates (anecdotaly, of course) that direct transmission of yoga, East or West, does not assume ethical behavior, which seems to me an accurate criticism of your otherwise informative and factual post.
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