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Where is the Feminine in Yoga?

Yoga has become the ultimate female activity, with 80 per cent of practitioners from the ‘fairer’ sex 1 . On the surface, the synchronised movements, bodyweight balances, and attention on breath seem more feminine than masculine, but a closer look shows it is anything but. The angular forms, linear movements, and mechanical instruction stem from male created systems serving to their energy, with scant attention paid to the fluid, rolling, circular motions of the female. What this reveals is a perceived ‘holistic’ practice that is created from patriarchal systems often at the repression of the feminine. The rejection of the female is nothing new and can be witnessed in all of the canonised re

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