This kind of yoga allows you to drink beer and use swear words to help release the stress. It apparently gives you the best of both worlds.
Yoga is a group of mental, physical, and spiritual practices or disciplines that are part of the Hindu philosophical traditions. The practice is believed to have originated in India and is known to be quiet and all about inner peace and happiness. However, there seems to be a new school of thought that has emerged called 'Rage Yoga'. As the name suggests, it has nothing to do with finding clarity through slow movements and holding poses to release tension. It is rather a little bit more...extreme and helps you get all the negativity out for sure. As reported by CBS DFW 21 News, this new school of thought has been introduced to us by Ashley Duzich Wellness in Houston, Texas. She believes that some people just need to release and let go and in ways other than just stretching and breathing. There are a lot of people who believe in this method and hence, she opened a place for them to come and practice this kind of yoga.
Duzich says Rage Yoga is 'a practice that involves breathing, stretching, mood draws, yoga postures and a lot of bad humor'. Yoga has become a thing in the western countries and a lot of celebrities have also started to practice this discipline. There are those people who are of the opinion that yoga wouldn't really help them solve their problems and hence they do not even try and give it a shot. Maybe this new method of yoga will change their minds about it and will turn out to be a lot more helpful to these angry and stressed souls? Only time will tell.
“Yoga itself actually means union… so union with yourself,” Duzich explains. “And that’s not always just super-calm, breathing, practicing quiet time, like a lot of yoga places are.” There are a lot of people who agree with her on this one. Almost everyone in today's world swears every time something negative happens. It's just our go-to reaction no matter how big or small the upsetting phenomenon is. The number of people that attend her classes or follow her lessons on Facebook suggests that there are hundreds of people who share this opinion.
“We are all angry about something and we all have been holding onto an ‘F’-bomb for a little bit too long,” Duzich says. “So that’s what this does – it allows you to have a safe space to let go of your and frustration and rage in a healthy way… and then also wash it all away with some ice cold beer.” She mentions that this method truly helps release all that is bothering someone. it's almost like going to the gym to release stress. They picture the things or people that are bothering them while taking swings at the punching bag.
Make no mistake, this isn't a scam or someone trying to make fun of what real yoga is. This is a specific branch of exercise and all the instructors are qualified and have certificates which they only receive after practicing the discipline for 200 hours. So, yes, this is legit. In an interview, Duzich said, “I was inspired to do this when I was in a low point in my life and my regular yoga practice of 10 years was no longer serving me and allowing me to release all of the negativity I was feeling.”
As far as what people end up releasing during class? “This is a great thing to just scream it out,” she shares. “One of the funniest things I think I ever heard was, ‘I told you to do the dishes!’”
Duzich adds, “We actually take beer breaks during the class. It’s definitely not for everybody and that’s totally OK… I also don’t recommend bringing your children.” Well, that sounds like a blessing, doesn't it? No kids to annoy you or that you have to take care of. Also, we definitely don't want to bring kids to such an environment where everyone is drinking and cursing while holding weird poses. It isn't something they should be introduced to at such a young age. 'Rage Yoga' is the latest fad of exercise on the block and we're yet to see if it will stand the test of time. You never know - fads come and go.
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Apparently, people actually do feel less stressed out once they are done with these classes. They feel a whole lot better and a lot more confident. But this is all according to the website says. So we don't really know how much of it is hearsay. The website further states that 'Rage Yoga' is 'a practice involving stretching, positional exercises, and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f*ck. More than just a practice, Rage Yoga is an attitude.'
A whole new, confident, carefree and stress-free attitude is what it promises. According to the tenets of 'Rage Yoga', it is better to curse and release the tension in a safe space where it is allowed rather than in places where someone might just beat you up for doing so.
Here's a look at what some people have to say about the new practice.