Monday, May 16, 2016

Eat, Pray, Pollute: The Downside of Yoga Tourism

On a recent morning in Rishikesh, India, hundreds gathered on yoga mats to pray, meditate and stretch along the banks of the Ganges River (or Ganga, as locals call it).

Barefoot, clad in yoga pants, breezy blouses, and wide smiles, they bowed toward the river, long a sacred source of inspiration and life for millions who live along its banks. "Bathe in the spirituality of Ganga," the website for the International Yoga Festival beckons.

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