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“It’s boring”, that’s a common saying among people who do not practice yoga and do not find it compelling.
And it’s a fair statement – some people just do not see themselves as the kind of person who can discharge anxiety and rage in things like yoga. They would rather just go for kickboxing. Or, since recently, they can go for “Rage Yoga”
Created by a Calgary, a Canadian named Lindsay-Marie Istace after “the really painful breakup of a long term relationship,” Rage Yoga is meant for those who are hoping to improve their posture and flexibility, but for whom yoga has never been the proper option.
It works perfect also for those who have a little additional aggression that needs to be just discharged out of their mind and body.
Hence, if you enjoy the occasional F-bomb or innuendo, Rage Yoga (Click Here) just may be the perfect one for you!
Istace additionally supports participants to feel free to declare and drink while modeling. In a earlier statement for the Vice, she says: “As soon as people get into the sequences they tend to naturally drink slowly.” Oftentimes, this is accompanied by metal musics and playing of albums from the Black Sabbath or Metallica.
It may all really seem like blasphemy to those that consider yoga an extremely spiritual practice, but for Istace’s fans, it is a respite and a far-out alternative to partaking in yoga as we understand it today. It is also welcomed option for some of those feeling uneasy by the usually quiet practice, or turned off by the less hardcore reputation of the yoga.
“When I started going to yoga classes, I felt like I didn’t really fit in at a lot of those different studios. [They have a] very deadpan, serious, overly serene approach to things. And that’s just not how I roll,” is her standpoint she had shared also for The Vice.
Rage Yoga is currently available in Calgary, but Istace’s plans are to soon spread her initiative to anyone with an internet connection. Coming off a very successful Kickstarter aimed at fundraising for creation and distribution of online classes of Rage Yoga, the dream of having an excuse to scream while doing some yoga may not be so far-fetched.