So I’ve started to delve into the world of yoga as something of a joke/challenge with another blogger. I have no doubt that the stretching part helps a fit fellow enjoy his cycling a little bit more – so hey, what the heck, right?
So I’m checking out new posts on the blogs I follow last night and I stumble on a “Beginners Yoga Tutorial” video. I reblogged the post without watching the video. Now I’ve watched the video. Oh my. Trying very hard to keep from insulting anyone, let’s just say the whole foo-foo language is a little too much for me. Just sitting through the whole video clip was an impressive feat for me – especially when they introduced “Rainbeau”… RAINBEAU!!! Dude, there ain’t no way – and here’s why: If yoga is indeed supposed to be relaxing, there is abolutely no way I could relax under those conditions – it simply won’t happen no matter how hard I try.
So I hit Google to see if there was any kind of yoga without the hoo-ha. Appearantly I’m not alone:
After reading this, I know that standard yoga and I don’t stand a chance of ever mixing…
Now, to wrap this up, I am not passing judgement on yoga or those who practice it, even with all of the anscillary stuff… To each his or her own. And that goes for me as well, and I can tell you right now, that isn’t for me – if I were to even give it a go it would be to the detriment of the true believers and I’d never do them that disservice.