This New Type Of Yoga Involves Swearing And Booze
A new type of yoga has just become popular as it is giving people who have trouble controlling their anger a very unorthodox way to deal with it.
Lindsay Istace has just created Rage Yoga, which offers people an environment where they can work out their anger in a way that isn’t all about forcing themselves to be calm. In these Rage Yoga classes, participants can yell, scream, curse, and even drink.
Lindsay came up with the idea for Rage Yoga when regular yoga classes did not do the trick for her.
“[Regular yoga] made me feel like I was standing in a library full of gymnasts,” she said. “My practice gave me a strong body-mind connection and a new appreciation for my body. I learned how to slow my mind, feel good in my body, and built some decent pipes while I was at it. It helped me overcome addiction and weather a lot of personal obstacles. It kept me healthy and sane!”
Rage Yoga has since become so popular that three different locations in Texas. One location in Houston is located inside a brewery, which gives participants the chance to down a cold beer after they’ve let their anger out in class.
Rage Yoga instructors must have 200 hours of teaching experience before they can apply, so rest assured that these classes are run in a professional manner.
Ashley Duzich is a Rage Yoga teacher who believes her classes are the perfect way to let out anger.
“We are all angry about something and we all have been holding onto an ‘F’-bomb for a little bit too long,” Ashley said. “So that’s what this does: it allows you to have a safe space to let go of your frustration and rage in a healthy way … and then also wash it all away with some ice-cold beer.”
Ashley has heard people scream some hilarious things in her classes.
“One of the funniest things I think I ever heard was, ‘I told you to do the dishes,’” she recalled.
Find out more about Rage Yoga in the video below!