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I don’t get it why some people think of Yoga as a very strict or boring thing. It’s like you expect to hear sound of raindrops, sound of chirping love birds or maybe a chime or gong in the background every time someone says Yoga.

Yoga (gong).
Yoga (gong).
Yoga (chirp chirp).
Yoga (ohm….)

Well, for most parts, Yoga is very relaxing so, I don’t really blame people for thinking that it is a lame ass excuse for ‘exercise’. Some might even think Yoga should be a religion…I have to disagree on this front.

I have been a long-time fan of Tara Stiles, the so-called Yoga rebel, who believes that Yoga is not strict regimen. There is literally no right way or wrong way to do things and the most important thing to remember when ‘stretching your body and mind’ is to have a little bit of fun. The only rule is to listen to your body. Be flexible not just in your body but also your mind.

What I do is if it hurts, I ask myself ‘Am I pushing this too far?’ or when I am doing a fold, I ask ‘Can I go just a teeny wee bit further, let’s see’. SHIT, I CAN!

Basically, we live in a world whereby we have conform to the norm (yeah right, nu-uh, not me) and Yoga is fantastic because it lets you loose and you connect to everything and everyone and become just one. So, Yoga is not just about being physically stretched but your emotions and spirits starts stretching outwards and reaching out too.

I don’t know what this whole YogaRave is all about that is sweeping through many large cities in the United States but it sounds seriously, dead seriously, fun! It says that that it is a new concept whereby it is one big party where people have fun when they respond to stimulating music, yoga and meditation. Sounds good to me.

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