McMindfulness and Frozen Yoga

Americans are notorious for extrapolating what they idealize, plucking the desirable from foreign cultures and simply disregarding the rest. We are also prone to seeking quick fixes and inciting temporary trends, lacking the patience and long-term commitment needed for lasting change. Are the yoga boom and mindfulness fad yet others instances of these Amerocentric inclinations? It would be an enormous loss for us to water down or, worse, jettison the essential transformative ingredients that constitute the Indic liberation traditions, turning them into colorfully packaged bitesize morsels for our mass consumption. Is this the dawning of the age of McMindfulness and Frozen Yoga?

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