Yoga is considered a wonderful way to relax, destress and reset your mind so you can have a good life and a calm spirit. But it's not really all that fun for everyone - becoming loose enough to perform the poses can be very tricky, especially after a difficult week. Sometimes, all we need is a good way to get rid of all the clutter in our minds and the frustrations from working with annoying people.
Now, there's something new and it's taking the world by storm: Rage Yoga. At its core, this different approach to yoga is filled with booze and profanity. That's not exactly what people envision when they think about yoga, but it's become quite popular.
Pour yourself a drink and learn about this strange but efficient way of dealing with stress.
Invented By Lindsay Istace
Lindsay felt out of place in her yoga classes, so she decided to find an alternative. She didn't want to take the normal, serious, and somber approach but still wanted the calming effects. And that is how Rage Yoga came to be - the answer to a need that many of us have but won't ask for.
The Focus Is On Feeling Good
Yoga is all about breathing deeply and doing exercise of the mind and body at the same time. Rage Yoga is more about feeling good. For Lindsay, the point is not to see if you can achieve a Downward Dog or Happy Baby Pose. Rage Yoga allows people to embrace their true selves and release all those pent-up emotions. Since starting this new movement, Lindsay has learned to slow her mind and feel good. She even managed to overcome an addiction thanks to regular Rage Yoga sessions.
The Basics Of Rage Yoga
Quite simply, rage yoga involves stretching, exercises in positions, and some bad humor. The main focus is becoming healthy and finding your 'zen zone'. It is also about attitude and perhaps adjusting yours. Basically, pour your favorite relaxing drink, scream some expletives and feel better.
It's Officially Being Taught In Studios
There are several studios that are embracing the unique perspective of Rage Yoga. In Texas, there is a certified Rage Yoga instructor and she believes people need to 'let go'. However, that does not necessarily mean you need to be in a super calm and quiet environment. If you're releasing all your frustration, you can do it in a more chilled environment.
You Can Practice It At Home
If you want to try Rage Yoga, there's no need to try and find a studio and professional instructor. Lindsay has an official website that you can check out for details. You can download videos and practices that are guided for the best results. There is a lot to be learned from the informative site. And you can start practicing Rage Yoga in the comfort of your home with your favorite wine close at hand. Just make sure the kids aren't around if you start bellowing those bad words.