Friday, February 17, 2012

Yoga world drama.

I'm new to the yoga world since I found out it's really good for you as a runner, but I would not consider myself a yogi. Since getting into it, I'm a super fan for what it stands for and the principles of the practice. I am all about meditation and getting to know my body on a spiritual level and all that new-age hippie junk that sometimes makes me worry about myself when I spout it out loud. . . but whatever. I'm ok with it. It makes me feel good and that's all that matters.

I also get that it's trendy at the moment and with any large trend, there are a ton of bad apples that like to ruin a good thing. I've had personal encounters with humans who preach the word of wellness. . but at the end of the day are really bad people. I'm still confused as to how someone can practice this amazing art and turn around and act in the complete opposite manner in which it stands. The more I get involved with fitness, the more I'm noticing this. This baffles me, especially coming from a running world where everyone is supportive of each other and genuinely motivational. I feel like in the yoga community, it's very much a sorority and I already belong to one, thankyouverymuch. (note: I am not in any way saying I think I act like a perfect person ever. I struggle just like everyone else, but I also believe in treating others the way you wish to be treated in every aspect of life. Again, sometimes I mess up, but I can assure you, it's something I'm always striving for. Unfortunately, it seems a ton of people forgot that very small lesson I learned in kindergarten). All this kind of reminds me a lot of organized religion and why I don't agree with it. . . but that's a whole different story for a whole different day and hence why I like to practice my yoga in the comfort of my own apt. My favorite video instructor feels the same way (I knew I liked her for a reason!) and probably says it a lot better than I could, so you should check it out.

Apparently, there is a 15 minute fame scandal involving yoga drama, but from what I understand, this isn't really new to yoga or anything else for that matter. Sex and Scandal is apart of every aspect of American society, so having it penetrate this isn't all that surprising to me. Why do these things still catch the media's attention? It should be news if a company ISN'T involved in a scandal.

Anyone have thoughts on this? 

Moving on to the critics, seriously New York Times, any physical activity can wreck your body if you're not doing it correctly. Duh. And this is also another reason I will stick to my beginner videos and not try to do any cray cray poses that will get me in trouble!

What yoga pose is your favorite? What yoga pose will you never try because it looks cray cray?


  1. Wow! Yoga drama! Who knew?!? I've never really done it. I skip over the yoga part in my Yoga Booty Ballet dvd.