What a great post! I highly suggest reading this. “Like” it and read it later if you dont have time or are rushed.
A blogger touches on the subject of what I call yoga porn - egs, those crazy time lapse video of girls in ‘bikini tops’ doing amazing asana with indie music playing in the background.
Here’s an excerpt:
Recently, a gentleman came in for his first yoga class ever and, out of curiosity, I asked: “When I say the words ‘advanced yoga’ to you, what is the first thing that comes to mind?” He replied: “Something I’ll never be able to do.”
For someone like myself, who defines “advanced yoga” as feeling healthy and enjoying life, the preconceived notion that advanced yoga means an exaggerated sense of physical prowess is profoundly disheartening. Of course, it’s possible to utilize yoga poses for all sorts of purposes. What is important to note is that just because people are doing the same yoga poses doesn’t mean they are practicing the same thing.
If you’re new to yoga (or even if you’re old to yoga) don’t ever let anything i post on here get your nervous or intimidate you! This is really just an inspiration blog. Yoga is really NOT what I post on this blog! I’ll be the first to admit it.
I’ll try to post more ‘yogic’ material when I can …
If you want to try out a yoga class but are hesitant, realize that yoga should be all-encompassing. If you go somewhere and don’t quite “fit”, see if it’s where you are or where your mind is at!