I just heard on NPR that yoga is trying to make its way into the 2020 Olympics! Some practitioners of Bikram yoga (the fast-paced yoga, where you sweat it out in a heated room) are creating a competitive-style of yoga, in which seven poses are performed within a few minutes for judging and perfection.
There are those who advocate for yoga to be in the Olympics, and others who think yoga is too "hyped-up" as it is. They say yoga is meant to be meditative, contemplative, relaxing and rejuvenating. Yoga is about many other things, including simplicity, being one with yourself and with nature; the ego and need to compete are not among this list.
What do you think? Do you practice yoga on a regular basis? If so, which style? Should yoga be an Olympic sport?
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