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If You’re Doing Yoga, You’re Part Of The Mainstream


Originally Posted: April 29, 2021

Andrea Jain is an SMU Religious Studies alumna. She was interviewed on Think in April.

Yoga, at its core, is a spiritual practice — and companies sell top-dollar gear so you can practice it in style. Andrea R. Jain is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis and editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about modern capitalism’s stamp on ancient religious practices and the patina of social justice and self-care fueling a multimillion-dollar industry. Her book is called “Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality.”