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Rolling in their graves..

January 16, 2013

ImageWhat would I do without Yoga Journal’s inevitable fodder for my DC rants? Somewhere in India two very well known yoga gurus are a-rollin in their graves. (Do they bury in India? If not, then this is figurative…anyway)

Today whilst waiting for a yoga class I came across this advert and nearly died from shock (and then, nearly everyone around me died from boredom while I ranted). Apparently the remaining heirs to the Jois (Ashtanga) throne have decided to start a yoga apparel line. OMG.

Please, let westerners ruin yoga. Ashtanga is supposed to be serious yoga. How am I supposed to take it seriously if they’re like “Welcome to our workshop on the yoga sutras, have you seen our new clothing line? They really flatter your ashtangi body.” I really want to rant hard on this but let me just say that Indian culture still is a culture of modesty and these outfits wouldn’t even be permitted by a traditional Indian yoga instructor. Also, it seems to nudge at the fact that there is a specific way one should dress while practicing yoga…ugghhhhh. Nothing gets under my skin like ego-conscious fashion while you’re trying to shed your ego.

Get over yourselves. You too, LuluLemon. 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tina permalink
    January 18, 2013 9:26 pm

    Take a deep breath!

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