incredibly gentle (we didn’t even stand up to do our sun salutes but knelt). Just as well. My blood pressure was lower than ever and my blood sugar levels were floating around at floor-level so even standing still in Mountain was a challenge. Even the thought of Tree sent me wobbling.
|We all need somebody to lean on. 🙂|
Each yogi would have three minutes to ‘perform’ seven poses – five obligatory, two of the contestants’ choice – and they would be judged on flexibility, timing, strength and breathing. The idea
comes from Rajashree Choudhury of USA Yoga (wife of Bikram Choudhury, founder of the original ‘hot’ yoga) who already holds competitive yoga contests in the States. But…but…
Her reasoning is that yoga-offs have been around for years in India. That’s true but, then again, a lot of Indian yoga teachers roll their eyes at the shenanigans. If you fancy a real eye-opener on all that, from an Indian yogi’s perspective, read Sivananda Buried Yoga (a totally amazing book – highly recommended).
I can sort of see why they want to do it – and there is a part of me that would absolutely watch it. Why? Because when you see someone do yoga really well, it’s absolutely awe-inducing.
Quite quite beautiful. It shows just what a human body can do and be. And I can see it might encourage people to try yoga (but then again, it might put them off for life as an impossible aim).
Yoga is not competitive.But then again…no. Because, bottom line…
But hey, that’s just me.
What do you reckon?