Stoner yoga, not just for hardworking mommies anymore!
Though the concept of stoner yoga is hardly new (we hear the 60s and 70s were pret-ty trippy) organized classes offered regularly on a studio’s schedule is certainly an interesting new phenomenon. The Daily gives us a look through the haze at Brazilian Yoga and Pilates in LA (where else!) where 420 yoga is lighting up the town.
Says one yoga stoner student:
“The basic idea is it just sorta helps with the same goals you have for meditation: it stills your mind, it helps you be still and find a stillness in the mind, you know.”
Totally, man. You feel that stillness? It’s SO. Still.
Actually we tend to dig the slow flowyness. Here’s the class description:
Relax “naturally” with a mixed level deeply stretchy Slow Flow Yoga class that encourages you to inhale. Set to a dope playlist, arrive early and sip tea in the courtyard.
Mhmm. Tea. (ps. they do say there’s no smoking on the premises, so come prepared.)
Got the munchies? Get to 420 yoga. According to Liz McDonald, studio owner and enlightened brain behind of 420 yoga, students seek out the class for the community aspect, but also to help them feel like they’re doing something, like not sitting on the couch with a tub of ice cream, cheese doodles, a mysterious half-eaten mushroom and pineapple pizza and the beginnings of what looks like an episode of “Hoarders.”
Is stoner yoga the perfect gateway?
“A lot times in yoga people feel that they won’t be accepted for who they are, they think it’s just for the skinny girls in spandex. I know a lot of people have come to me after class and said ‘I didn’t think yoga was for me until I took your class. Now I really love it.'”
These days marijuana is legal via presciption in some places for medical purposes, often pain relief. We know yoga can help relieve pain as well, among other things, like you know, stillness. Is this combo the newest, hottest/chillest trend and Liz the dopest entrepreneurial yoga dealer in America?
[Via Death and Taxes]
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