Daily Archives: July 30, 2009

Yoga is hard and we (yoga people, kind of) are a little nuts

Have a laugh.  Thanks YogaDawg.

Michael Moore in Norway

Believe me, he’s not exaggerating. Those are some of the benefits of paying about 35% of your salary in taxes…

Yoga from the outside: Peace, love, and pussy?

posted by ebeans

After practicing for a while, downward dog stops feeling awkward.  Having your teacher assist you is an assist and not some dude/chick grabbing your thigh.  Yoga and practice becomes a neutral, safe space (for the most part).  And sometimes yoga slowly seeps into all aspects of one’s life until everyone you  know either practices of knows what it is.  When you live in a big city with a yoga studio on every corner, where it seems like everyone is practicing some yoga,  it is easy to forget that there are many “colorful” viewpoints on and motivations for  yoga practice.

A quick trip down youtube lane with the search term “yoga” will render some demos, some rants, a lot of randomness, and hot girls in bikinis “doing yoga”.  But this is not a post about the nature of yoga.  Nope.  This is about how the average yoga class is full of:

“flexible, fit women of all kinds of sexy shapes and sizes. And yoga is about moving that sexy body in all kinds of sexy stretches and poses that make such body look damn, damn sexy. The point is, as you have likely gathered, YOGA IS SEXY.”

It turns out that guys (or at least bloggers) have caught on to the shakti-heavy average yoga class ratio.  Alejandro Paz over at Anyguey didn’t make it to the Wanderlust Festival this year, but seems committed to attending next year with a vengeance.  In his post “Learn Yoga Now: Wanderlust Festival Is Any Guey’s Dream“, he outlines not only the sex appeal of yoga chicks but also easy to follow yoga tips for the would-be yogi:

  1. Try to get stretchy without being sketchy.
  2. Take it seriously and learn some go-to moves.
  3. Don’t be a skeevy, leering weirdo.
  4. Be friendly, meet women and gain their trust.
  5. Keep your boners to a minimum.

Read the full post here and don’t forget to view the “Beautiful Women of Yoga”  photo gallery.  Amazing.