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Feel Like a Natural Woman

Last night I watched the DVD I bought recently called “Yoga Woman.”  It was decent. It was a documentary with interviews with all the marquee women yoga teachers: Patricia Walden, Seane Corn, Angela Farmer, Donna Farhi, Colleen Saidman Yee, and others.

One thing I noticed was that except for maybe Seane Corn and Donna Farhi, none of the other ones looked too good. I have been thinking about it today, wondering if it was the lighting, or just that they are all getting older, but none of them glowed.  I expected them to be “lighter” somehow, in their personalities and their physical appearance.  I don’t know what I mean by that exactly, but they all seemed worn out.  Maybe it is just really hard to be a famous yoga teacher, or maybe I am just used to seeing them all Photoshopped-up in Yoga Journal.

It’s hard to imagine this kind of thing going on in Yoga Journal, but it probably does. I remember when this YouTube made the rounds on Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v_azJv50KQ

Disturbing.

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

One thought on “Feel Like a Natural Woman

  1. That’s an interesting observation! I recall the first time I met Seane Corn thinking how refreshingly un-photo-shopped she looked in person! lol As for the others, Patricia Walden is well into her senior years. She’s looking pretty awesome for a woman in her 50s. Donna Fahri doesn’t do the conference circuit – from what I understand, she’s immersed in her passion for horses. A few years ago, there was a great article in Yoga Journal about ‘senior’ yogis and how their practice has changed as they’ve aged. It really inspired me.

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