If you haven’t noticed yoga has a diversity issue, you may be blissfully blind to color, or you may be white. There have been more than a few articles recently pointing out the whiteness of yoga in America as its popularity continues to expand. But despite what we see in the media, black people DO practice yoga, and we appreciate the organizations and individuals working hard to change the stigma, to make yoga more accessible and its image less homogenous. We also appreciate people like Obehi Janice who wrote, produced and starred in this “Black Girl Yoga” music video tackling the issue with humor and cheekiness. Oh, and the perfectly utilized “namaste mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah.” Sing it.
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