13.12.07

Commodification of yoga


wonder what this yogi would think about the commodification of his ancient spirituality.

"wow, these pants really lift and separate!"













from Wikipedia: Commodification is often criticised on the grounds that some things ought not to be for sale and ought not to be treated as if they were a tradeable commodity. more here

6 comments:

pushingtide said...

He would not be proud.

BJB said...

you said you were writing your last blog. everything after has been great to ponder..

Gazelle said...

Nowadays there are lots more yuppies doing yoga than real yogis doing yoga. And that makes for a nifty little market of customers seriously concerned about how they look walking into class. Silly.

pranaglider said...

Fortunately there is no cost to mindfull breathing.

nm said...

I'm supposed to care how I look when walking into class? Damn... I knew I was doing it wrong.

clayfin said...

you know you're at the Oceanside Y when everyone else in yoga class is a middle aged or older woman who doesn't give a damn about what they look like! Great posts below btw.