Yoga is all over American life, and for the most part, it's G-rated. But this is new. For much of the 100-plus years yoga's been present in the U.S., it's hovered on the cultural fringe, raising suspicion due to its exoticism. Seriously.
I wrote this as a short film about 10 years ago when I moved to NYC and started dipping my toes in all the different yoga and spiritual communities that were hanging around, and I observed quite a few comedic moments in the process.
We miss moments all the time and if we fully lived them all we might spontaneously combust, or appear intensely hyper and loony. This brings awareness to all the moments that we miss, that we dull out on.
Carving out a yoga practice that brings you to your edge and challenges you physically will burn calories, blast fat and tone everything up without harming your joints, but that's only part of the equation.
Everything starts with awareness. Thankfully, we are made up of awareness, so we can always tap in. When we bring awareness to our habits, our fears are illuminated and we begin to work toward balance.