Holy, WTF Blanket! Has, The Babarazzi gone soft? Why am I not reaching for the nearest shiv in order to better puncture my solar plexus? I actually “feel” good watching this. Not, like, I think it’s a good important necessary relevant presentation of “yoga.” But, something about it “feels” OK.
I mean, yes, I can’t stand the whole “Rockstar” leather jacket get-up, there are these super-lame faux-graffiti slabs of simulated grit in the background, and the bullet points approach of the entire segment mimics everything that is dismissible about commercialized yoga. But, something about this video makes me feel…. I don’t know…not horrible….
Leslie does the best he can with the format, does it well, and is a nice balance to Sadie’s cast-in-commercials personality. Let’s face it, when he’s not siding with right wing pseudo-libertarians, the man has got mad knowledge. For anyone interested in bodywork of any kind, Leslie’s whole “breathing is the shape change of the body’s cavities” and his emphasis on ujjayi breath as spinal support are significant additions to the theory and practice of body-centered therapeutics. Could it be that some sort of cosmic balance occurred when both he and it were placed in the same room in front of a camera?
I don’t know. Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons. Maybe Aghori has a crush. Who knows….