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226 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Is Yoga Becoming Just ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you, Doreen.

226 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Is Yoga Becoming Just ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Andy- It's not uncool to like Lululemon. Not at all. And I agree about male yoga clothes - there are few options out there, at least as far as I know, compared to the mountain of stuff for women.

I was making more of an observation about how inevitably everything becomes commodified and kind of gets gobbled up by branding, advertising, ubiquitous marketing messages and I wonder if something essential gets lost along the way?

Side note: If you know of any other cool yoga clothes for guys please share. :)

227 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Is Yoga Becoming Just ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ramesh- Thank you for your comments. That makes a lot of sense to me. Put this way, the struggle then becomes one of material versus spiritual. Inner vs. Outer. We cover a number of familiar dualities here, don't we?

When friends ask me about yoga, I always tell them that it has changed my mind far more than it could ever change my body, which has limitations, versus the limitlessness of mind.

Your comments serve as a nice capping verse to this post. :)

227 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Is Yoga Becoming Just ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Great question. That's what I struggle with the most. Granted, I'm a bit jaded after spending a bunch of years working in advertising. Bikram classes near where I live are jam packed with people. Yet, the Ashtanga studio struggles to stay afloat and has to expand their offerings and get creative with generating revenue.

I wonder about the commodification of anything and wonder if mainstreaming has to come with the collateral baggage of commodification or corporate underwriting, if you will, to succeed on a larger scale? Maybe so.

228 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Pizza: My One Obstacle... · 0 replies · +3 points

Hey, Gary. Thank you and you're right. The Conklin piece you wrote was enlightening. The video really hard to watch. I couldn't get through it.

228 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Pizza: My One Obstacle... · 0 replies · +4 points

Veggie Haggis? Wow. Peter, thanks for the information. I agree 100% regarding the animal cruelty issue. The entire industrial food system is brutal and broken.

I really appreciate the insights via the comments. I'm trying to track down Daiya after reading about it here. Plus, I love to cook and think Vegan cooking is really exciting. Especially when I come across products like Field Roast and now Daiya.

228 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Real Yoga. ~ Kino MacG... · 0 replies · +3 points

This is a beautiful post.

229 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Pizza: My One Obstacle... · 0 replies · +3 points

You mean there's hope? Hurray. I'll have to track some Daiya down. Thanks for the tip.

229 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - All in the Family. · 0 replies · +1 points

The family portraits at the top are absolutely fantastic. Also, I love the idea of family yoga.