by: Brent Smith
I don’t do yoga – never have.
The closest I got was to take a group work-out-like class to help a friend. It was basically me and bunch of women. Talk about feeling like a fish out of water.
But I do know one thing. When I was taking part in the class, I sure wish we could have injected a political discussion or two as we were in our plank position. Thank would have been great.
Of course I’m be facetious. The quickest way to segregate people in an otherwise innocuous group is to inject something like politics, particularly woke politics in the mix.
It’s the surest way to separate people into warring tribes. So that’s always good.
But for whatever the reasons, many still want to go out of their way to virtue signal to the woke left, even the most seemingly harmless environment – say – like a yoga class.
from the Daily Wire:
Woke Yoga: National Yoga Group Says It Will Not ‘Keep Politics Out of Yoga’ After Chauvin Verdict
Not even yoga is safe from wokeness.
Following the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the CEO of the Yoga Alliance, the largest nonprofit association representing yoga teachers, sent out an email to all members suggesting they bring discussions of race and racism into the yoga classroom.
“In the instance of Chauvin’s verdict, several takeaways are clear: the need to stick with the difficult work, to remain vigilant and energized against racism, and in the case of [Yoga Alliance/Yoga Alliance Foundation], remain steadfast in our mission to promote equity and accessibility in yoga and beyond. This includes holding space for these important conversations, investing in historically marginalized communities, sharing Social Justice Resources for the public and our members, in addition to engaging in ongoing internal reflection and education,” Yoga Alliance president and CEO Shannon Roche wrote in the message.