Can A Yoga Mat Create The Sacred Space A Yogi Seeks For The Practice Of Asana?

By: Carola Lovering

Yoga is becoming a force in Western culture and the more that people practice and evolve their practice, the more they seek to find a sacred space in which they can release into their inner self. Retreats to India and exotic places around the world are becoming ever more popular, yoga studios with atmosphere appeal, as well as endless brands for props, clothes, and yoga mats are popping out of every corner of the mind-body marketplace.

Now the big question is, is this stuff really in spirit of what yoga is trying to teach us? Well, I certainly cant blame people seeing a niche and wanting to make a living in a field of wellness. I myself am a yoga teacher w