It's interesting what space yoga holds in japan - for instance - in the 7-11 in the inner north of kyoto i stepped into to get a can of highball for the ride home after a Tri Yoga class at Tamisa Yoga - while its just 1 magazine amongst many - the spatial relationship and context is worth taking note of - what is its position within the constellation of popular culture? It's not next to the manga and heteropatriarchal porn section - but it is closer to the men's section than the sports section. Basically, the Yoga Journal Japan is located amongst women's fashion and lifestyle mags.
What is also interesting is that this magazine is not found at every 7-11 store. I'm starting to keep a log of where I find it. As it's presence would suggest that there are yogis lurking in these neighbourhoods.