Don’t those pictures on Hipster Yoga look familiar? It’s like you’ve seen those chain-smoking, PBR guzzlers with the tattoos and facial hair before. And you have, but that guy in “Mountain Pose” with the mustache wasn’t on the L Train or in your yoga class (hipsters don’t exercise). He’s actually Look at the Fucking Hipster‘s featured douchebag from more than a year ago. The “Bird of Paradise” sporting the fur coat is from LATFH‘s April 22, 2009 post. While the explanations of modified asanas are funnier than any caption on LATFH, Hipster Yoga‘s attempt to pass the shots off as their own – affixing its own watermark on images ripped from LATFH‘s user generated gallery – makes them the ultimate poseur.
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82-year-old yogi Prahlad Jani claims he hasn’t had a sip of water or a morsel of food since he was blessed by a goddess and given special powers as a child. Can this be true? A team of doctors and researchers at India’s Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences held a press conference last week to announce the conclusion of their 15 day investigation on Indian holy man.
Doctors found no evidence that Jani ate or drank anything and they found no adverse effects in his body from hunger or dehydration. They think that yoga exercises may have caused Jani’s body to undergo a biological transformation. The researchers said tests found that his brain is equivalent to that of a 25-year-old. – Epoch Times
“If Jani does not derive energy from food and water, he must be doing that from energy sources around him, sunlight being one,” said, neurologist Sudhir Shah. “As medical practitioners we cannot shut our eyes to possibilities, to a source of energy other than calories.”
Anorexics around the globe are eagerly awaiting further results on DNA, enzyme and gene analysis. Jani’s claims has given people who starve themselves hope that life without food and water is possible. More importantly there’s no longer a need for Kate Moss (“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”) as Jani becomes a healthy role model or anorexics. Now how do you go about getting this blessing?
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Illustration by Yael Abramowitz
The best way to enjoy David Simon’s Treme is to get off the couch and do some hip openers. Stretch your hips and groins in Agnistambhasana and let go of your Sunday night stress (my yoga teacher always says “they aren’t child bearing hips they are stress bearing hips). Feel tension building from watching the recreated tough times in post-Katrina New Orleans? Then go deeper into the pose by folding forward on the exhale. Don’t round your back as you place the popcorn bowl in front of your stacked shins and remember to press through your heels and spread your toes. When you are done with both sides you’ll be ready to swing to that New Orleans music.
Swami Ramdev is India’s version of Richard Simmons. Instead of an afro and bedazzled red short shorts, Baba Ramdev sports a bushy beard and a saffron loincloth on his Sweatin’ to the Oldies (ancient Indian yoga asanas) campaign to “whip India into shape.” Ramdev’s believes that yoga and pranayama can cure an array of diseases, homosexuality (Richard Simmons would never say that about gays!) and now political corruption. The New York Times reported earlier this week that Ramdev is launching a political party “that would field candidates for each of the 543 parliamentary seats in India’s next general election in 2014.”
Illustration by Yael Abramowitz
Instead of popping a squat over the nasty public restroom bowl, go into Chair Pose. Keep your tushy pristine from pee on the seat and strengthen your ankles, thighs, calves and spine while emptying your bladder in Utkatasana. For shy pee-ers, turning public potty time into a mini yoga practice will allow them to relax and feel balanced so they can let the flow go.
Don’t forget to flush — if it’s gross come into Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose) and hit the toilet lever with your foot as you lower it to the floor with an exhale.
If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.