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EXPORTING THE PADMASANA

IT’S hard to restrain a jingoistic giggle when you learn that the exercise-oriented yoga practised all over the world first emerged as a reaction to cricket. According to Alistair Shearer in , when the British brought cricket and gyms to the subcontinent to add muscle to the ‘weak’ Indians, nationalists created a form of exercise that combined the

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