When most people think of yoga, we tend to imagine inner peace, calm breathing, and meditative chants, all accompanied by a nice, stretchy workout.
Well, scrap all that because now there’s Rage Yoga. The end result is also to get you calm and fit but through a much different method. Rage Yoga involves yelling, swearing, and drinking beer. What else can you ask for?!?
Rage Yoga founder Lindsay Istace explains the method on her website: “a practice involving stretching, positional exercises and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen AF. More than just a practice, Rage Yoga is an attitude.”
Istace added, “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!”
Ashley Duzich, a Rage Yoga instructor, said, “We are all angry about something and we all have been holding onto an ‘F’-bomb for a little bit too long. So that’s what this does – is – 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.”
As of right now, there are three locations that offer Rage Yoga classes: two in Canada (Calgary and Edmonton) and one in Houston, Texas. I have a feeling this will get very popular very soon.