NIYAMA YAMA #5: Wherever You Go, There You Are (Doing Yoga)

It’s obvious we can’t stop you from doing yoga in public spaces. And, clearly we can’t stop you from taking pictures of yourself doing said acts. Truth be told, we almost kinda like it! That said, you should know that there is a right and a wrong way to do this.

YAMA (DON’T)

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I know that buying a fresh new set of yoga clothes is like having ten orgasms go off in your panties. But really, smiling? While doing yoga in the very store you bought those orgasms? Come on. We can do better. For goodness sake, there’s multiple pairs of “board shorts” on manequins in the background. It’s like you’re in the store-version of some douche bag’s fraternity loft. You should be half way to Mars on keg stands by now.

NIYAMA (DO)

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Now, at first glance you’re probably thinking this is just some run-of-the-mill “acroyoga” photo shoot taken outside one of the most expensive average cities on the planet. But, you know what? That water is probably way colder than it should be, and when it’s soaking into your thin cardigan, and all that awful sand is getting in your hair, and the next wave is about to drown you because the person above you is two seconds away from falling on your head and knocking you unconscious, only then will you realize how rasta this photo is.

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Be sure to check out our weekly yoga culture DOs and DON’Ts every Wednesday!!!

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With a humble nod to VICE.

5 comments

  1. Yoga_Dude

    The 1st picture was a test of who has the proper drishti. I am going with the guy looking at the shorts on the table.

  2. Garuda

    Stepford Yoginis

  3. maybe they were hoping to get the “teacher discount” for demonstrating poses in the shop window…

  4. giggity

    PLEASE someone MUST check out EB;s Instagram. It is Wanderlust Vermont time (I just gagged a little) and the amount of promoting and advertising borders on disgusting. There’s even a picture of her CLASS she was SUPPOSED TO BE TEACHING WHEN SHE TOOK THE PICTURE. The picture was taken from the stage…so, hmm. Teacher? Or, PR fanatic? Ugh, does anyone else feel like it’s spinning out of control?

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