November 14, 2004
Yoga pictures

Alan Little, a Yoga enthusiast (and regular BEdBlog commenter – I particular like his most recent one here), links to some Yoga pictures. Always on the lookout for gratuitous pictures for here, I explored.

I know I shouldn't mock, but some of these pictures cry out to be the basis of a caption competition, my favourite one for these purposes probably being this one, although it's a tough call:


Seriously though, these pics do give you a much better idea of what Yoga at least looks like, when performed by highly qualified Yogans.

The guy in the blue shirt doesn't seem to be doing very much in any of the pictures. I'm guessing he's there in case any of the performers ties him/herself – shoelace style – into such a tight knot that he/she needs emergency help getting untied.

The other thing that struck me about this demo is the splendour of the new building – the Yashasvi Wedding Hall in Mysore – in which it is being given. Anyone who thinks India is still only dust, poverty, and big white cows with huge horns meandering about slowing everything down from very slow to even slower should update his ideas. And since I was "struck", I guess that has to include me.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 03:28 PM
Category: India