Sometimes you have to ask yourself the hard questions in life. Questions like:
Should I heed this late night booty call, or should I go to sleep and get up early for yoga?
Should I jump down onto the train tracks to get my cellphone, or should I just steal this person next to me’s cell phone?
I’m sure you’ve been there.
Either way, today’s query is a conundrum of the highest order—a true mind bender—and any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
BEGINETH TODAY’S QUESTION:
Which has more to teach us about yoga and a yoga practitioner’s relationship to the commercial yoga culture that attempts to exploit it?
Or is it B.) this very NSFW video of two gorillas eating their own feces?
As per the Waylon/MC Yogi interview, I’d have to say that it doesn’t quite live up to the high standards of previous Elephant Journal work. Although, my favorite part is when MC Yogi says that seeing Ziggy Marley perform was like seeing Bob Marley perform, which I’m sure Ziggy has never heard before, right? I mean, I’m sure people don’t walk up to him every single day and say shit like, “Hey. You remind me of your dad.” It’s not like the guy has put out upwards of twenty muthafuckin’ albums of his own! I mean, reeeeeally. Give a rasta some room to breathe!
As far as the gorillas eating their own feces video is concerned, I found myself wondering if this was in fact a perfect representation of what it’s like to participate in the most vapid commercial aspects of commercial yoga culture, considering this culture digests similes of yogic tradition on the daily, and excretes only what is no longer useful. The “waste product” is then sold back to the potential buyer for consumption.
But, then I think about that Waylon interview again and wonder about our evolution from primates and start thinking about whether or not both videos are really depicting two gorillas eating their own feces! And, then my genitals explode.
As a double treat, here’s a video of one of our favorite Marley spawn, Damian Marley, droppin’ one-drops of a much deserved rewind. Wheel up wheel up wheel up!