How did Yoga become known in the West?

In the 60's a musical called Hair was attracting record audiences in London.
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‘In the 60’s a musical called Hair was attracting record audiences in London. It had originated in New York off Broadway, as a protest against the Vietnam War.

It told the story of a hippie tribe’s search for happiness and peace, ending with one of them being forced into the army and killed in Vietnam. Such stories were a reality for peace-loving young Americans, including a good number who aspired to be Hare Krishna devotees. A high point in the musical was a choreographed version of the Hare Krishna mantra performed by the whole cast. Hair was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic and was popularizing the mantra. It was all make-believe – the hippies on stage were professional actors – but it expressed a real yearning that existed among young people for spiritual revolution and for the dawn of a new age.’ [1]

Me today, I am also longing for the essence of Yoga returning to society at large, expressing our soul qualities and promoting “kind consciousness”

Radha Acyuta das.

[1] Chant and be Happy The Power of Mantra Meditation based on the teachings of His divine grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Edition 2021, pp. 115.



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