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Yoga to Become Olympic Event in 2012

Yoga to Become Olympic Event in 2012

When I first heard about yoga competitions, where yogis compete against each other to see who has the most grace, balance, and flexibility in challenging poses such as Inverted Locust pose, I was a little taken aback. I mean, yoga is supposed to be about union between your body and your mind, not about how bendy your spine is compared to Peggy Pretzel.

But yoga competitions are part of a movement to have yoga become an Olympic event. When asked what you thought of this idea, many of you were against it, saying that yoga is spiritual, not competitive. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but it looks like come 2012, yoga will in fact become an Olympic event, just as Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram Yoga, has always wanted.

To hear more details about how athletes will be judged,


April Fools! Did I get you or did you know it was a joke all along?

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greykatt greykatt 7 years
totaly got me too! I was starting to think I had picked the wrong relaxing routine.
aembry396 aembry396 7 years
totally got me!
sherina sherina 7 years
Oh CRAP, you're the first one to get me today. I usually don't believe a single thing on the internet on this date but this slipped past my radar. Nice. :)
Askimoli Askimoli 7 years
You so got me, I already shared the story with my co-workers before i saw the april fools..LOL!!!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
HA! I knew it was April 1st but forgot about the tricks today. Got me.
trinachka trinachka 7 years
Hahaha, very good! I don't think the Olympic pole dancing is a joke, though.
michlny michlny 7 years
I was borderline outraged :) Nice work!
mooglepocket mooglepocket 7 years
ok, so you got me!
Beaner Beaner 7 years
OMG! I'm sooo glad this is a joke. I am not down with yoga becoming an Olympic event at all!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Oh god, I forgot it was April Fool's.
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