Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Nazi Scene Not Seen Since Seeing Is Believing

Ha! Hamilton Nolan at Gawker asks, "Is Yoga Out of Control?" and answers with a head-noddin' "(Yes)" noting:

"Laughter yoga. Nazi yoga. Donation yoga with Dave Matthews playing in the background.

Thank you, yoga. That's enough.

Hippie yoga. Celebrity yoga. Charity yoga. Yoga books. Yoga while eating. Yoga on the road. Yoga in the park. Yoga as a nontraditional workout for athletes in traditional sports.

Yoga people have become the new 'Let me tell you about my workout' guy. And
nobody likes that guy.

Perhaps yoga's fatal flaw was that everyone thought it was something new. Yoga was supposed to be the anti-workout; the anti-gym; the spiritual, holistic, ancient, anti-body-obsessive version of exercise. After years of media scrutiny, it turns out yoga is the anti-interesting."
I like how "spiritual" and "ancient" are qualities making a 5,000 year-old practice "new".

Oh - it's new to them.

Well, there's a lot that's new to them.