I was practicing yoga for the first time in five years the other day. I’ve been getting back into things, but my body has been having some serious issues, and I was going to forego the practice for a while. But I had to practice, in order to get ready for my yoga teacher training. So I thought I’d put together a video to demonstrate my practice. At first, my classmates laughed. I’ve never really been a confrontational person, so they thought I was being ridiculous, and trying to get attention. But I felt like I had to show them, what it looks like when you’re angry, and you’re practicing yoga.
A new trend sweeping the yoga community is angry yoga. In this class, yogis get mad at the world and get their practice on. The technique involves getting in the zone where you are angry and channel your anger into your practice. This new method is a heated topic in the yoga community, with some saying it is dangerous, others claiming it is empowering.
The idea of these booty-baring exercises comes from the Indian philosopher Baba Ramdev, who has been known to show off his yoga moves on television. But the idea of a “bared bottom” isn’t about standing like a primate or a cow. In fact, the exercises are designed to be calming, focusing on the flow of energy (in the form of breath) through the body.. Read more about rage yoga and let us know what you think.
Have you ever wondered what happens when deep breathing and connecting with your body while doing asana isn’t enough to release your pent-up rage?
This hilarious commercial for the award-winning Canadian comedy show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” depicts what happens when a yoga class is led by a teacher who has a lot of anger.
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The last few weeks have been a little rough for me as a yogi. Lately, I’ve been practicing my Ashtanga Yoga, and I’ve been experiencing some…tension. Maybe. Anger. Maybe not. I’ve been noticing more and more people casting judgment over their yoga poses, and I’ve been feeling like I’m the only one doing it. But of course, as soon as I’m about to say something, one of the people who’s judging me comes over and whispers in my ear that they gave up yoga because it’s too slow.. Read more about easy yoga for beginners and let us know what you think.