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YD LOTW: Woman Makes ‘Personal Vow’ to Stop Wearing Yoga Pants – Plus, Yoga Shoes, and the Meditation ‘Industry’?

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Yoga Room at San Francisco Airport

Yoga Room at San Francisco Airport

  • The yoga silver bullet. In which this FastCompany article seeks to investigate how yoga and meditation have become so normal as a Western commodity – “treated less like a practice and more like a pill.” The author tries to make sense of how meditation will become a profitable industry: “It seems fairly obvious that I’m not going to buy pants specifically to meditate in.” We wouldn’t be so sure.
  • A Christian woman living in central Oregon made a “personal vow” to not wear form-fitting yoga pants or leggings in public, because men can’t help themselves from staring, and yoga pants are actually the devil luon-carnate. She blogged about it, which caused all kinds of uproar.
  • New Age is back! Sort of. Mysticism and New Agey-ness is getting more popular in NYC boutiques thanks to the “urban mystics” cropping up about town who are apparently more concerned with yoga retreats and energy crystals than yester yuppies. “I think there is, historically, a deep interest in alternative points of view concerning spirituality and what does and doesn’t exist,” explains Erica Bradbury of Species by the Thousands—a Williamsburg jewelry shop that hosts crystal energy workshops and tarot readings. “[But] what is different now is that people are less ashamed to admit it and more open about their points of view—it’s okay to be weird.”
phot credit Flickr: Mike Procario
3 comments… add one
  • Wow. Don’t know what to say… each of these articles are wild in their own way. Just can’y imagine that we need shoes for yoga. But, then, that’s just me.

  • Paula

    Pants, si. Shoes, no.

  • JH

    NYC experienced a contraction in the number of occult stores over the past decade despite a thriving community, so it’s not surprising it’s getting filled in – but there’s a difference between stores dedicated to occult / New Age items and boutiques that have a few items on the side in an effort to be trendy. It’s a little weird that the article lumps them together.

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