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DEC 16, 2013 - Huffington Post

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How Yoga Became A $27 Billion Industry -- And Reinvented American Spirituality

In 1971, Sat Jivan Singh Khalsa moved to New York to open a yoga studio. A lawyer moonlighting as a Kundalini yoga teacher, he set up shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, opening a school to share the teachings of the spiritual leader Yogi Bhajan. At that time, there were only two other yoga studios in the city. It was a time, as Khalsa told The Huffington Post, when “people confused yoga and yogurt. They were both brand new and nobody knew what either of them were.” In the more than 40 years since Khalsa opened his school, he has watched as yoga in America has evolved from a niche activity ... Read More

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