Iyengar demonstrates a very long inhale and a very long exhale in front of a Western audience.in Teachings.
Archive for 2007
Amazing. I can’t paraphrase. Read this from the NYTimes City Room blog, “Taking the Yoga ‘Corpse’ Pose Literally” by Jennifer 8. Lee:
“Have you ever wished you could do downward dog with a decomposing body? Well, City Room hasn’t (doing the crow with an intact body is still an insurmountable challenge), but this combination apparently has been a niche fantasy with some population of New Yorkers.
(Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)
About 75 people showed up in Williamsburg’s East River State Park for an (online) open casting call for the filming of a yoga zombie video on Sunday. “The zombie blogs were only mildly interested in it, it was the yoga blogs,” said Jason Wishnow, the director of the video.
“The R.S.V.P. responses from the yoga blogs were like: ‘I love yoga and I love zombie movies. I’ve been waiting for this!’ It was the chocolate and the peanut butter thing for all these people.
”While the crew had a make-up artist on set, many of the yoga practitioners showed up in their zombie get-ups, ready to go. Mr. Wishnow was impressed by his extras, saying: “Everyone took zombiedom very seriously. There was a lot of groaning and discomfort of their decomposing bodies as they would attempt yoga maneuvers.”
It’s true–some yogis–mostly men– like to practice in their birthday suits. The studio in New York (Hot Nude Yoga) has been open for 7 years, making this niche hardly a new one. But still, who knew?
Gawker’s take might be more along the lines of what you’re *really* thinking (like, naked? wtf?)in Uncategorized.
I’m thrilled to see my article in the NYTimes Thursday Styles section today! Read it here. “THE words “Do you come here often?” are not sweet nothings when you are going into final relaxation during a yoga class. Nor do most yoga practitioners welcome someone who flirts shamelessly as mats are positioned during the lull before the teacher arrives.
Now, a popular online video starring a lech named Ogden has the yoga community chuckling in recognition and talking about the problem of men who come to studios in search of phone numbers rather than enlightenment.in Uncategorized.