An if you've taken any $18 hot yoga class in any similarly nice neighborhood studio you have probably seen the ubiquitous inverted U on all the clothes.
And if you don't think that is crazy. Please consider the $88 allegro scarf because "studios can be chilly".
I discovered yoga after my accident when I couldn't leave my room, I couldn't stretch my shoulder, I needed peace of mind. I would slowly stretch, and lay, and balance, and work my way to feeling as well as I could feel. Imagine my surprise, to discover this beautiful practice (that I thought was all mine, in my dimly lit room) is also a huge consumer market!
does that wrap come in brushed periwinkle?
I can't help but feel that something has been lost along the way and the practice that was to be accessible to everyone (all you need is a mat... and really, not even that), has become the top calorie burning exercise for predominately upper middle class white women - myself included.
Maybe all of this sounds very bitter. Maybe I just need to walk away from the dark maple floors and rows of $100 hot pants on Walnut St....
Maybe I need to roll out my dollar store mat and breathe deeply and use the money I saved by not buying anything today to start a "fly to india and ask this guy what its all about fund"