In the West, yoga refers to an hour-long class that usually starts with downward dog, but the term, coming from a Sanskrit word meaning “yoke” — and more prosaically, “unite” or “put to use” — refers to any discipline used to reach an admirable goal. It might seem incongruous to channel consumerism into yoga but there are those who would argue that, since it is our only true devotion, bringing consciousness and conscience to the marketplace should be part of the Western path. Over the... More >>>