Daisy Bateman

Real Athletic Event I Am Totally Not Making Up

The International Yoga Asana Championship*

2009 International Yoga Asana Championship from Mike McInnis on Vimeo.

(Warning: Prolonged exposure to the accompanying music may cause brain damage. And the reggae is kind of a surprise.)

I wonder, what is the smack-talking like at a yoga championship?
You call that meditation?”
“My grandmother could align her chakras better than that!”
“Hey, nice mat!”
“You really think you’re gonna achieve liberation from all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death with toe positions like that? Please.”

Further questions:

Do the kids competing in the youth championships have hypercompetitive yoga parents living through them in the wings?

Why has no one come up with high-tech specialized clothing for this event? Is there a marketing opportunity here?

Is there an app for this?

*Yes, I did tweet this. But then Karen pointed out that there was video, and it was clear that this needed a more in-depth treatment. But I went with this blog post instead.

1 thought on “Real Athletic Event I Am Totally Not Making Up”

  1. You know, i think this is a prime example of "just because it CAN be done, does not mean that it SHOULD." Also, i totally tried to do a couple of those poses. I blame the music for making my brain rot.


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