As a former ashtanga, myself, who also witnessed events like this in the early 2000s, I look back now at how we all “normalized” this behavior. I have had this discussion lately with many friends and I can only say that “it was a different time.” I think we did not see a way to make this better, although we all heard about and saw, and many experienced such things as the mūla bandha adjustment. I applaud you for coming forth with your story.

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)

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