This is most unfortunate. People are taking advantage of the trusting yoga crowd and pegging them as easy targets for theft. After a series of incidents in DC, police say it’s becoming a trend to scam unwitting yogis.
Gird your lotus’d loins!
The latest offense occurred April 8 at DC’s Yoga Heights where three women posed as potential students and rifled through practitioners’ belongings and made away with an employee’s purse.
Non-stealing (Asteya) is, of course, one of the five Yamas in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. But, yeah, we don’t think these ladies know nor care about that.
It’s not only DC; other cities like NYC and Berkeley have had issues with yoga studio perps. Perhaps it’s naive to think no one will steal your stuff in a yoga studio, but giving the benefit of the doubt may be surpassed by stricter security and a bigger market for those crazy yoga pants with a million pockets you can fit any into.
Or maybe we all need to go old school a pair of these?
Sadly, people just suck sometimes. And that’s the Satya.
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