“From an early age…death has been a part of my daily way of thinking” -vs- The Yoga Ass

A number of you have inquired about “that strange lookin’ dude” in the Die Antwoord video from yesterday’s post. Please allow me to introduce you to late South African artist, Leon Botha, who in 2011 died at the age of twenty-six due to complications from progeria, a genetic disease known mostly by the manifestation of “rapid aging.”

In his own words….

Aside from being the longest survivor of an extremely rare genetic disease, Botha was also a pretty dope turntabalist….

Painter….

Battler…

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Mystic warrior…

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Self explorer…

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Icon…

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And, ninja….

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In a yoga culture that obsesses over a never-ending life bound up in a bounce-a-coin-off-it ass, please enjoy this moment of collective humility.

Peace.

7 comments

  1. amphibi1yogini

    Nothing here to impress you with – however, I applaud with great appreciation your precocious poignancy … or what the hell are we doing corpse pose at the end of each practice for?

  2. Mellie

    Best. Post. Ever.

  3. Lalalala

    This is beautiful.

  4. Yoga_Dude

    I feel small.

  5. Chai Fan

    Incredible. Thank you for posting.

  6. Yes. He did more in his 26 years than…most of us…

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