Austrian yoga teacher Florian Palzinsky, 42, groaning in response to Shiva Rea’s short-shorts “writhing” in Yoga Trance Dance at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh.
According to reports, some 20 peeved practitioners, not feeling the Cali blonde goddess’s shakti flow, up and left before the performance ended. Ouch!
“Wearing skimpy clothes, glamorising or doing unusual things definitely effects the dignity of Yoga. The government needs to step in and retain the essence and authenticity of the tradition Indian art,” warns Yogi Ram, founder Trika Yoga and Rishikesh’s Kala Ashram.
While we understand the floaty flight of the yoganator approach isn’t for everyone, we can’t endure the “skimpy clothing” argument. Have they seen the Iyengar loin-pampers? Bikram bootie bottoms go without saying.
So Indian traditionalists aren’t thrilled with Western adaptations.
Crap! They are so not going to love our new line of YD branded ‘nothing-butt-just-be’ thongs and beer koozies to accompany our trademarked Whiskey-A-Yoga series.