Posts Tagged: commercialism

It’s Not What They’re Selling. It’s What Yre Buying. /// Also, Male Business Models

A few things we’ve been thinking about in response to Tuesday’s John Friend article and the comments that followed: 1. Are hierarchical business models (yoga-inspired or otherwise) specifically male models of organization, and should women know as much going into

It’s Not What They’re Selling. It’s What Yre Buying. /// Also, Male Business Models

A few things we’ve been thinking about in response to Tuesday’s John Friend article and the comments that followed: 1. Are hierarchical business models (yoga-inspired or otherwise) specifically male models of organization, and should women know as much going into

Yoga as “Self Expression” is About Getting You to Buy Stuff

It’s pretty hard to find moments when we aren’t expressing ourselves. For instance, when we help a homeless man covered in a million bags hop a turnstile, we’re expressing our love of a thrifty deal. When we pass out drunk

Yoga as “Self Expression” is About Getting You to Buy Stuff

It’s pretty hard to find moments when we aren’t expressing ourselves. For instance, when we help a homeless man covered in a million bags hop a turnstile, we’re expressing our love of a thrifty deal. When we pass out drunk

YOGILEBRITIES, PLEASE READ /// Commercial Yoga Culture In a Nut Shell

You have to believe me when I say that I don’t spend much time wanting to “change” the minds behind the personalities we discuss on this site. I have no real interest in “getting to” what lurks behind the facade

YOGILEBRITIES, PLEASE READ /// Commercial Yoga Culture In a Nut Shell

You have to believe me when I say that I don’t spend much time wanting to “change” the minds behind the personalities we discuss on this site. I have no real interest in “getting to” what lurks behind the facade

[AUDIO AGHORI] Listen to Aghori B Talk This Shizz into Action /// Being Intimidated by Yoga is OK

Greetings, Babarazzi readers. Being offline has been a blessing and has forced us to get creative with the kinds of posts we can put up. And, tonight is no different. Welcome to our first ever audio blog featuring Aghori Babarazzi.

[AUDIO AGHORI] Listen to Aghori B Talk This Shizz into Action /// Being Intimidated by Yoga is OK

Greetings, Babarazzi readers. Being offline has been a blessing and has forced us to get creative with the kinds of posts we can put up. And, tonight is no different. Welcome to our first ever audio blog featuring Aghori Babarazzi.

[THE FRIDAY GOOD] One of the Finest Music Video Expressions of The Inverted Psychedelia That is Commercialism

There are many ways to comment on the vacant anti-experience that is the human navigation through hyper-commercialism. And, while Tara Stiles’ “Totally Enlightened” misses the mark, this latest from glitch-soft Ninja Tune beat maker, Bonobo*, tells the story with mouth

[THE FRIDAY GOOD] One of the Finest Music Video Expressions of The Inverted Psychedelia That is Commercialism

There are many ways to comment on the vacant anti-experience that is the human navigation through hyper-commercialism. And, while Tara Stiles’ “Totally Enlightened” misses the mark, this latest from glitch-soft Ninja Tune beat maker, Bonobo*, tells the story with mouth

We Like this Elena Brower Video

As commercial yoga culture is made up primarily of commodities, we as consumers are free to either like or dislike whatever we see. We can choose to enjoy a thing or refuse a thing based on reasons as diverse as

We Like this Elena Brower Video

As commercial yoga culture is made up primarily of commodities, we as consumers are free to either like or dislike whatever we see. We can choose to enjoy a thing or refuse a thing based on reasons as diverse as

Yoga Journal is Just a Vessel for Commercialism /// Getting Upset About Its Yoga Connection Misses the Point

Wow. Last week, huh? Turned out to be a real zinger, right? All that “support the union” talk. All that Yoga Journal double speak being thrown around. All those yoga people getting really really wound up about a cause they

Yoga Journal is Just a Vessel for Commercialism /// Getting Upset About Its Yoga Connection Misses the Point

Wow. Last week, huh? Turned out to be a real zinger, right? All that “support the union” talk. All that Yoga Journal double speak being thrown around. All those yoga people getting really really wound up about a cause they

Meditation Clothing /// No Big Deal /// This NYT Article /// Less of a Big Deal

The Babarazzi was tapped a number of times regarding the recent NY Times article “The New Mantra: Replacing ‘Om’ with ‘Glam’” and so we thought we’d take a peek at it. First, let me state that there’s a misperception that

Meditation Clothing /// No Big Deal /// This NYT Article /// Less of a Big Deal

The Babarazzi was tapped a number of times regarding the recent NY Times article “The New Mantra: Replacing ‘Om’ with ‘Glam’” and so we thought we’d take a peek at it. First, let me state that there’s a misperception that

“Yoga Business” as “Revolutionary” /// Supreme Kill Joy?

Once in a while you stumble upon some yoga-related business “thing” that makes your hair stand on end with excitement. This is one of those moments, and, to put it in perspective, we haven’t been this giddy over a yoga

“Yoga Business” as “Revolutionary” /// Supreme Kill Joy?

Once in a while you stumble upon some yoga-related business “thing” that makes your hair stand on end with excitement. This is one of those moments, and, to put it in perspective, we haven’t been this giddy over a yoga

Are You Marketing Your “Self” or Providing Information? /// Yogilebrity as Mind Colonizer

While reading the comments on yesterday’s yogilebrity branding article I started thinking about the possible differences between “marketing” and “the act of providing information,” as well as how to navigate between the two. I’m also a bit sensitive to the

Are You Marketing Your “Self” or Providing Information? /// Yogilebrity as Mind Colonizer

While reading the comments on yesterday’s yogilebrity branding article I started thinking about the possible differences between “marketing” and “the act of providing information,” as well as how to navigate between the two. I’m also a bit sensitive to the

Screw Yoga for Weight Loss /// Why Not Do Yoga For Beauty? /// Also, We Mention Dwarves

Think it’s time we moved on from someone else, and brought in a fresh perspective. Good ol’ Rainbeau Mars. Yoga for Weight Loss or Yoga for Beauty? It’s just so hard to choose!  It’s like I’m being forced to decide

Screw Yoga for Weight Loss /// Why Not Do Yoga For Beauty? /// Also, We Mention Dwarves

Think it’s time we moved on from someone else, and brought in a fresh perspective. Good ol’ Rainbeau Mars. Yoga for Weight Loss or Yoga for Beauty? It’s just so hard to choose!  It’s like I’m being forced to decide

How the 1988 Crystal Light Championships Compare to Contemporary Commercial Yoga Culture

Whenever I watch this video of the 1988 Crystal Light Aerobic Championships, which is often, I keep wondering why it reminds me of the contemporary commercial yoga scene. Take a look: And then take a look again: Now, here’s what

How the 1988 Crystal Light Championships Compare to Contemporary Commercial Yoga Culture

Whenever I watch this video of the 1988 Crystal Light Aerobic Championships, which is often, I keep wondering why it reminds me of the contemporary commercial yoga scene. Take a look: And then take a look again: Now, here’s what