Perhaps it is planetary…or possibly the Mary Jane mamas live nearby, but there is a decidedly head-in-the-clouds situation settling down and making a home in many noggins as of late. No matter your mood, mire, or mental mixology, yoga has a fitting flavor. This week, Yogin Robbins is serving up drool-worthy, dizzying scoops of Chin Yoga and Kindaloony. So apropos.
Part 4 in the 5-Part Series: 10 New Yoga Styles Taking the World By Storm
Chin Yoga + Kindaloony
7 ) Chin Yoga (origin: Yin Yoga)
a. Common Poses: Sirslothsana, Drooling Dog Pose, and Snoozejayi Breath.
b. Anatomical Focus: The waddle. When your waddle is hanging loose, so, my friend, are you. Expand your waddle with your breath.
c. Benefits: Fancy being coddled like a man-bebe? This is your yoga. Lay around, drool all over yourself, and coo along with your teacher’s melodic voice, like yogic lullabies.
d. Contraindications: Type A’s will die a little inside with every passing moment. Whatever you do, keep them away from sharp objects and do NOT let them have a strap.
e. Beginner’s Tip: Letting it all go means you may want to invest in a case of Depends.
f. Props: So many pillowy bolsters and straps, it’s like an oddly gentle S&M show.
8 ) Kindaloony (origin: Kundalini)
a. Common Poses: Let’s cut to the chase. Only crazy people hold their arms up for 31 minutes. Every class looks like a game of Simon Says on pause.
b. Anatomical Focus: The serpent that lives in your spine. Someday, he will rise up and spring out from atop your head like snakes-in-a-can.
c. Cautions: If you do the kriyas incorrectly or take Yogi Bhajan’s name in vain, you will become permanently (not temporarily, as per usual) insane.
d. Beginner’s Tip: Late night infomercials sell those Turbie Twist thingies, which double as excellent holy headwraps. Word to the wise.
e. Deepen the Pose: Retaining the breath until you pass out garners Guru status, your own following, and a rockstar mic headset. Simon Says make those loonies do the wave!
f. Celebrity Practitioners: Gary Busey and Tom Cruise.
Happy drooling and hunky-dory looning!
Lo is a writer who lives for mystery and intrigue. Her great yogic loves include Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini. She finds joy in the small things: rocking wellies year-round, cultivating her natural impishness, and writing bios in third person. Lo can often be found sipping Earl Grey tea while plotting world domination and resides at yisforyogini.com.