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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Returning to the fold

It is almost a year to the day since I last posted on this blog (although my general blog Life, Yoga and Other Adventures is still going strong). I stopped because I didn't feel I had anything constructive to add to the yoga debate. You might decide that this is still the case. However, I plan to post here about once a week. I shan't be writing essays, but rather sharing little snippets with the odd photo or two.

And speaking of odd photos:

In my ridiculously large collection of yoga books I have one published in 1959 called Hatha-Yoga: An advanced method of physical education and concentration by Professor Shyam Sundar Goswami. I mean no disrespect to the good professor, but a glance through this book shows how things have changed over the last nearly sixty years, not least our yoga clothes.

Can you imagine the looks you'd get if you turned up to a class today dressed like this woman?

And what do you make of this fine fellow (right)? The caption reads: 'Beauty and power in relaxation'.

We might laugh, but I'm willing to bet it won't be long before we look back on our current penchant for multicoloured leggings with equal incredulity.


10 comments:

  1. I tried yoga for the first time two weeks ago. I notice as I age (eeks...I'm almost 50!), my balance is off and I realize I better start using or losing my body's basic skills.

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    1. The good thing about yoga is that it's never too late to start and the improvements begin straight away. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  2. Very 'interesting' photos, Julia - didn't know you had a yoga blog!

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    1. Well, here it is, Rosemary - do call again!

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  3. This made me laugh, Julia. I wouldn't know where to look if the chaps turned up wearing a loin cloth. Not coming back into fashion are they?

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    1. Some of the gents' shorts can be a bit much, never mind a loin cloth. Good to hear from you, Angela.

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  4. Interesting photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Your post has just reminded me of something I saw in Rhodes back in 1983, a man on a beach, wearing noting but a very small yellow thong, practising yoga. We didn't know where to look!

    As you say, yoga fashion is what it is, and we will no doubt move on from comfy leggings and stretchy tees...
    Good to see you here again.

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    1. I have a student who likes to go to naturist festivals where he is always keen to join in with the naked yoga sessions. It's definitely not for me!

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