Speaking of Yog-Olympians…
Today more buzzworthy mutterings of yoga headed to London 2012! Bikram and Co have been working tirelessly for the past few years, forging their hot yoga torch in hopes of making asana a sport in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, but will they succeed? We pointed out how what a crrrazy coincidence it was that last Friday both the World Asana Championships AND the 2010 Olympic Games opened on the same day.
CNN’s iReport gives us a glimpse inside the competition and just how serious they are about this Olympics beeswax:
“He has spoken with Lord Sebastian Cole, chairman of the organizing committee of the London Olympics. They have also started conversations with the USA olympic commitee.”
Watch the video (sorry it starts right away), it really is quite an impressive feat of human agility and strength, beautiful even. And we’ll go out on a limb to say Bikram is in his sweetest politest form (as compared to some other #*$% interviews). But they kinda lost us when the little girl, in response to what preparation is needed for the Olympics, said “you’d really have to bump up your practice and coaching.” Turn on the heat, bump it up!
BUT WAIT, The Yoga Olympics already exist! Behold:
ps. that’s their logo above. someone should tell Bikram it’s not official until he has a logo.