I’m getting more interested in how Yoga is presented. But I’ve also discovered that there’s a lot of misinformation out there around Yoga and its sister ‘science’, Ayurveda. Now, I’m not a big fan of Ayurveda (I’m doing a course right now, as it happens). In researching the post I put up about antivaxxers (scroll down) I thought a bit more about what is wrong with teaching yoga as anti-science. I came across this. https://www.science.org/news/2020/10/fraud-nation-critics-blast-indian-government-s-promotion-traditional-medicine-covid-19. I need to do my asana practice now but I’ll come back tomorrow. If you can’t read the article, recall only this:
In a press release, IMA demanded Vardhan produce evidence of the treatments’ efficacy; if he’s unable to do so, the association wrote, Vardhan is “inflicting a fraud on the nation and gullible patients by calling placebos as drugs”.