If you’re not the most flexible person and have caught yourself cursing silently when struggling to do a “downward dog,” we’ve found the perfect yoga class for you. It’s called “rage yoga.” In rage yoga, regardless of how flexible you are, you can curse like a sailor without worrying about everyone judging you–’cause they’re swearing too.
So who started this new form of “yoga”? We have Calgarian Lindsay Istace to thank. A regular yoga-doer, Istace found herself cursing during her poses after a painful breakup.
“When it fell apart my entire world was pretty much just flipped upside down,” Istace said to CTV News. “And so my own personal practice was very much affected by this because suddenly there was a lot more swearing and yelling.”
Her friends told her to start her own new yoga workshop, and so she did. Rage yoga classes aren’t held in a studio or a gym. Instead, they take place in Dickens Pub and, as a bonus, alcoholic refreshments are available too.
“Sometimes [yoga] was almost overly serene and overly calm and overly peaceful. It’s actually intimidating for a lot of people,” she said. “So by being as far away from your traditional yoga studio as possible we actually allow a lot of people who wouldn’t practice to come out and give it a try…so far they seem to love it.”
You get to laugh, yell obscenities and stretch your body out while getting a tad bit tipsy? Um, where do we sign up?!
To find out more about this unique kind of yoga, check out the video above.