Our regular readers (from back in the day!) will remember Shamnad and Shwetasree blogging a series of posts on the “patenting” of Yoga asanas controversy.
While this report from HT suggested that the Government may be stirring up the hornet’s nest once again- we can breathe a sigh of relief– it’s all just a case of “do not judge a new article by the title”.
The article seems to suggest that over 900 Yoga Asanas will be included in the digitalised Traditional Knowledge Library (TKDL), set up by the council to collect and record traditional treatment therapy knowledge…and enjoy the status of being patented.
I think what our friends from HT meant to say through their entire article with the completely misleading title (have I empahsized enough on the misleading title?!) was that through a project undertaken in 2006, finally 900 postures will now be included in the TKDL Library. And now, with the agreement with the EPO and USPTO in place, any attempt by a foreign entity to “patent” an asana (still wondering how that’s going to happen) will be rebuffed.
This blogger is breathing a sigh of relief; just for a second, she thought that it was not yet time for the Yoga Controversy to be doing its Shavasana!
Picture from here.