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“Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees”*…


Wish your vinyasa flow practice came with beer, cursing, and heavy metal music? Rage Yoga might be for you. The more casual yoga practice involves stretching, swearing, and a killer soundtrack. Currently, founder Lindsay Istace offers classes at a pub in Calgary, Canada, on Mondays and Wednesdays—but the phenomenon is gaining traction worldwide, and classes may soon be able available online…

Details at “Rage Yoga Is Here To Make You ‘Zen As F**k’.”

* Rod Stewart


As we walk that downward dog, we might recall that it was on this date in 1891 that Swami Vivekananda reached Bombay on a two year pilgrimage.  A Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna, Vivekananda announced his plans to go abroad.  In 1893, he sailed for Chicago, where he began a tour on which he was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

Vivekananda in 1891




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April 21, 2016 at 1:01 am

Downward-Facing Drunk…

More posing pointers at Russian Drunk Yoga Poses.

As we limber up, we might recall that it was on this date in 1965 that the Righteous Brothers’ recording of Cynthia Weil/Barry Mann/Phil Spector’s “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (it also reached #1 in the UK and #2 on the U.S. R&B chart).

Centered on the vocals of “Brothers” Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, with instrumental work by “The Wrecking Crew” and a background contribution from a very young Cher, the record is a classic example of Spector’s “Wall of Sound” approach.  Landing as it did in the midst the the “British Invasion,”  Spector and the boys were concerned that the tune was too slow and (at 3:45) too long for DJs increasingly looking pick up the pace of their shows.  There was nothing to do about the tempo; but they printed the record label to indicate a running time of 3:05… and tricked enough spinners to launch the hit.  In this version and many covers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” had more radio and television play in the United States than any other song during the 20th century (according to performing-rights organization BMI).



Yoga for the rest of us…

The good folks at FunTuna have compiled a set of illustrations– dare one say “illuminations”– depicting the attainment of classic yoga postures by novices aided only be copious overdoses of alcohol…

For more, see Drunk Yoga.

As we belly back up to the bar, we might muse that it was on this date in 1979 that Monty Python’s Life of Brian premiered…

Man (having trouble hearing the Sermon on the Mount): I think it was, “Blessed are the cheesemakers”!
Gregory’s wife: What’s so special about the cheesemakers?
Gregory: Well, obviously it’s not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.

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August 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

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