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This episode's guest is Patrick McCartney, who is working on a post-doctoral project at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, titled “Yoga Scapes: The Economics of Imagination and Utopian Aspirations of Transglobal Yoga in Japan.”

Episode Summary

Background on Patrick, his work and what it involves :37

Exploring Global Yoga or Yogaland 3:05

Comparing and Contrasting Yoga in Japan with Global Yoga 5:59

Yoga’s Influence Throughout the World 8:25

Why do People do Yoga 10:10

Defining Global Yoga 11:17

Yoga and Politics 13:15

What’s behind the names of Yoga Postures 15:12

Yoga in the Age of Social Media 17:11

Debate on Music Copyrights 18:52

Discussion on Yoga Facebook Groups 20:09

The Promise of Yoga 23:54

Yoga as a way of Life 26:19

Commercialization of Yoga 26:52

Researching Yoga in Japan 29:27

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