De la star attitude à la yoga attitude…

 From left to right: Mathieu Boldron, Amanda Dates and Martine Trélaün

From left to right: Mathieu Boldron, Amanda Dates and Martine Trélaün

A couple of weeks ago, a team from M6’s program Le 1945 stopped by Paris Yoga to inquire about the Yoga selfie phenomenon that has been blowing up on social media. While obviously a puff piece, it was good to have a news outlet talking about yoga, and asking questions about the controversy surrounding this new 21st century trend.

A lot of juicy material ended up on the cutting room floor: discussions of early yogis/contorsionists/acrobats performing on Indian streets, the other 7 limbs of yoga that don’t get any coverage on Instagram, the sexualization of yoga, the performative aspects of the practice… And of course, the irony of filming then broadcasting images of yogis doing poses to illustrate a piece on the backlash against filming and broadcasting yogis doing poses was not lost of me, or anyone else who practices yoga, or has half a brain.