Sunday, December 06, 2009

Taking Yoga to the Mat

Last night we ate at my favorite neighborhood tacqueria. Usually the wide-screen TV is tuned to conjunto music videos, but yesterday some one different won the coin-toss and they were broadcasting a mixed-martial arts contest. I tried to look away, but my eyes were drawn to the grappling, barefoot men; I did a double-take at the logo on one fellow's short that included the letters MMA, which I mis-read as "NAMASTE." A thought occurred to me:

Since we're dispensing with inner peace in exchange for competition, glistening bodies and corporate endorsement, anyway...let's go for the jugular: YOGA CAGE MATCH! Think of the advertising, the energy, the untouched demographic we could get! Everyone is already barefoot! Kapalabhati breathing until some one bleeds--holding Parsvakonasana despite a knee to the quads--Virabhasdrasana III until a contestant taps out--can you think of anything more exciting?!?!

An Olympics bid is for sissies! Who cares about 100 vs 5000 yr.s ago--what's more elemental than hand-to-hand combat yoga? This is Cain-and-Abel time, Baby!

Who should I approach for sponsorship, first--Red Bull or Lululemon?



10 comments:

Linda-Sama said...

tee-hee...you beat YogaDawg to the punch on this one (pun intended.)

love it!

Linda-Sama said...

p.s. personally I'd like to see how many kapalabhatis someone can do before passing out...;)

a friend of mine told me in her teacher training a trainee actually said "I'm afraid I pranayama'ed myself" after a vigorous round of skull-shining breath! teehee....

Jamie said...

I'm picturing a cheerleader-style pyramid of one row of down-dogs on top of another...

Donna said...

Love it! Red Bull all the way.

Kristin said...

Love it!

How about Naked Juices for sponsorship? Kinda sticking with organic energy to sustain the contestants through the competition? Could have "Go Naked!" as a logo. ;)

Bob Weisenberg said...

I love it, although if you continue on this vein you're going to have to Yoga-wrestle YogaDawg for control of the lucrative Yoga spoof turf.

As for sponsors, why not Haliburton or Black Water?

Bob Weisenberg
YogaDemystified.com

Lexi said...

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Brenda P. said...

I totally owe the Dawg on this one. Actually, I could have used his artistic skills to Photoshop something together. After four pages of "Mixed Martial Arts" on Google Images looking for something yoga-ish, my stomach turned and I had to resort to silhouettes.

Guess I'm still an old-fashioned- inner-peace-yoga kinda gal...

@Bob: Haliburton and Blackwater are almost too elemental for this...altho it might be a good recruiting ground for them...

TINA VAUGHN said...

Hee, hee...couldn't help but smile on this one. Thanks for that :)

Anonymous said...

We're not doing this to make a lot of money, or to brand Yoga Cage Match©. We're just trying to bring yoga to a broader audience. One that really likes violence.