As if we weren’t just talking about celebs and yoga. Is this one of the “good” ones?
With his notably-fit bod poured into a speedskating stretchi-suit and his limbs entwined in lotus pose, Stephen Colbert may very well be the most spry and agile late night talk show host we’ve ever seen! And probably our favorite. We don’t know for sure if Monsieur Colbert is a regular yogi, but with all his accolades, honorary degrees, and things named after him from ice cream to a new spider species, we’d like to bestow upon him one more title: We hereby declare Stephen T. Colbert an honorary YogaDork!
The above pic is part of the outtakes from a Sports Illustrated cover shoot for the Dec 21st issue. The story is that Stephen Colbert, of “The Colbert Report,” (on Comedy Central, in case you’ve been lost thus far) has announced his show will sponsor the U.S. Speedskating team for the 2010 Winter Olympics (essentially saving them). Cool!
As for us, we’re really digging the fact that we got to name this image “stephen colbert speedskater lotus” 🙂
The rest of the shots can be found at Sports Illustrated. Here are a couple more of our faves, because Sir Colbert is a great sport and is in great shape — look at those abs! (he’s 45 btw) A tip of the hat!
Earlier…Celeb Yoga Endorsements: Good or Bad? What if it’s Paris Hilton?
The real Stephen Colbert doing yoga=good one.
The Stephen Colbert character doing yoga=not such a good one.
Then, from what I understand, even he gets confused between the two…
I have to admit I really like this!
My thanks also to No Fact Zone for posting the link. When I saw the first image in the the slide show I just had to share it with you guys 🙂
That’s kind of cool! I’m actually impressed that he’s doing the Aakaash Mudra. Most people default to Gyaan.
The Yoga Sutras according to Stephen Colbert: the second Yama is:
Love it – since I’d have my fair share of laughs from his show. I’m totally impressed with his rescuing the speed skating team. I want to know if he put the skates on before or after assuming lotus – yikes those blades are long, and pointy, and … oh, the groin!
Great post. And great pic! Great find, YD!
I love him. He, with Jon Stewart, consistently communicates important news that none of us would otherwise pay attention to…like http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/12/stephen-colbert-with-patriot-act-up-for-re-approval-sprint-yahoo-sell-your-location-conversations-to-big-brother/ with that audacious charm that makes it go down easy.