From the Guardian UK:
Does all this fuss over yoga and sex reflect the enduring strength of American puritanism and prudishness? Are critics merely jealous killjoys? Supporters of Budig and the new nudity trend in yoga certainly think so. But it’s also true that yoga is one of the few industries of its size that exists with virtually no regulation – either from public authorities, or from within. Last summer, about the same time the nude trend emerged, New York and Virginia tried to impose state guidelines on yoga “teacher training” programmes – the programmes that are used to teach advanced students to become teachers themselves. But heavy lobbying by yoga associations in both states beat back those efforts, claiming yoga was a “spiritual” enterprise, much like a church, and should be “exempt” from all government interference.
A spiritual enterprise with revenues of $6bn a year? That’s some pose.
If sex sells, and spirituality saves, then the yoga industry forming a union of both is more powerful in the market than Jesus Fish on steroids. Or is that quaaludes? Anyway, maybe Albert Mohler does have something to pray about. The question is, is that a good or bad thing?