YogaDorks Around the World:
If you haven’t already viewed this, it’s a sight! Earlier this week the 2010 Commonwealth Games kicked off in India (kinda like the Olympics, but for the Commonwealth of Nations aka former British Empire). Among the opening ceremony spectacles was a ‘Padma Asana’ yoga presentation performed by 900 Delhi school kids!
Besides the physical display of yoga – and spiral formations to depict kundalini – we hear there’s some pranayama slipped in there somewhere too.
India included the performance as an artistic demonstration of their heritage, something they have been passionately trying to preserve. The Guru running the show, master yogapreneur Baba Ramdev, has been spearheading the initiative to bring yoga back to Indians as a regular practice. At the same time the Indian government is working diligently to digitalize every single bit of yoga history the country has ever produced in the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library. Geez, it’s like they think someone is drinking their yoga milkshake er something.
Speaking of, we have to wonder, with controversy surrounding Bikram’s competitive bent on yoga, how do you think yoga “performances” like this differ?
Just imagine…what would it be like to see a yoga performance, at say, the Super Bowl?