It’s hard to believe that Yoga used to be practiced ONLY by men…
Today, in the West, we tend to think of it as a female dominated practice (although that is changing!), but up until recently women weren’t even allowed to practice. The ‘new’ yoga that has emerged is being transformed by female teachers across the globe, and the new movie, Yogawoman, teaches you how and why this change has occurred.
From the website:
Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way. They’re strong they’re inspiring and they’re radically changing peoples lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya YOGAWOMANuncovering a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.
A quiet revolution brews in yoga studios, hospitals, and living rooms around the globe: In record numbers, women are discovering their own strength, vitality, peace, and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga, as we know it.
Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, this “new” yoga replaces the male-centered, rigid style with a distinctly feminine practice that honors intuition, family, flow, connection, community, activism, and the cyclical nature of women’s lives.
Check out the Movie Trailer Here: