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Yoga Style Guide #4: Chin Yoga + Kindaloony

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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.



13 comments… add one
  • You know, I kind of have a weird fondness for Gary Busey. I don’t know, maybe the looney yogi in him.

    • i love that you can never tell what’s going to come out of his mouth next. makes him rather delightful. 😉

  • David D

    Lo has talent. That’s all I’m sayin’.

  • JeffreyD

    This series sucks. The first one outlining the 10 new styles of yoga was kind of funny, the joke should have been allowed to die there.

    • yogi_unfiltered

      Opinions are like a-holes. If yours is puckered and shitty, you probably shouldn’t share it with others.

    • Jeffrey – i’m dedicating part 5 of 5 to you, my pretty.

      Yogi Un – nothing more perfect has ever been said. i worship your brain!

  • yogi_unfiltered – you rock!

    Lo – you always bring a smile to my face – keep on doing the voo doo that you do! XO

  • really cute stuff! nice to have humor with yoga:) thanks
    from a fellow kindaloony (kundaloony?)yogini and other forms..

  • Yeah, what’s wrong with a little humor? Also from another kindaloony…

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