Yoga Hummer.

Via on Oct 1, 2009

As seen at Yoga Journal Conference, a dandy candy red Hummer.

Yoga Hummer

Irony? Implicit, perhaps—yoga is about harmony, responsibility, love. Hummers, on the other hand, are about braggadicio, consumption, anti-green bling.

Exiting a yoga class with Rainbeau Mars, on the last day, after five days seeing this beast bomb about the gorgeous pristine Estes Park campus, I made the irony explicit…by writing “I love Yoga” on the back.

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14 Responses to “Yoga Hummer.”

  1. swati jr* says:

    fendatta status. maximum.

  2. Excellent. I love this picture.

    By the way, since you mentioned Rainbeau Mars, you might be intereted in this intense debate over at "it's all yoga, baby" about Rainbeau, her sponsorship by aidida and the commercialization of Yoga.

    Rainbeau herself felt compelled to jump into the discussion to defend herself.

    http://itsallyogababy.com/2009/09/28/adidas-yoga-

    Continued at

    http://itsallyogababy.com/2009/10/01/the-adidasyo

    You'll enjoy this one.

    Thanks for the photo.

    Bob Weisenberg
    http://YogaDemystified.com

  3. Andy says:

    Why is Elephant Journal so snooty and judgemental? I am a big fan. Big BIG fan of this blog, but sometimes I get a little put off by your tendency to be the all-knowing Greener-Than-Thou overlord. I agree with most things you guys write and honestly I look forward to checking for new articles on an almost daily basis, but I mean, come on. Hummers exist. You're in the mountains—-the one place where a Hummer could be considered a legitimate method of transportation. Maybe the driver was given the vehicle as a gift. Why is the driver automatically dubbed a "jerk?"

    • Because, the definition of a jerk is someone who thinks more about themselves than others…and, as a vehicle, Hummers are the epitome of that. Their mpg is pitiful, they're polluting our children's and grandchildren's air and supporting terrorists and, well, celebrating that attitude. They're not shy—they big glorious earth-killing machines.

      That said, you're right: maybe a family of six got to the conference in said Hummer, or it's only used for tough mountain duty. Appreciate the wakeup.

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  5. JohnnyJ says:

    Kinda have to agree with Andy. This all sometimes runs from the usual self-obsessed (you-know-who clearly loves himself, a lot) to the smug. Tone it down a tiny bit, and it'll be less off-putting.

  6. I'm going to leap into the fray on this one as well …

    Hummer has become the poster child for the anti-environment – considered by many to be representative of gross over-consumption and total disregard for the environment.

    I've often wondered how valid this assessment is, and after 60 seconds on Google, I came across the following information via the EPA.

    In short, the Hummer H3 (base model) is MORE fuel efficient and produces LESS green house emissions than many other more popular and far-less maligned automakers (including Ford, Honda, Porsche, BMW and Subaru); and that's just comparing to vehicles in the same class!

    The highlights:

    Hummer H3: ~ 15mpg
    BMW X3: ~ 18.5 – 19.5 mpg
    BMW X5: ~ 16.5 – 18 mpg
    Hyundai Tucson: ~ 20.5 – 23 mpg
    Porsche Cayenne: ~ 14 – 17 mpg
    Subaru Forester: ~ 21.5 – 23.5 mpg
    Subaru Outback AWD: ~ 20.5 – 23.5 mpg
    Ford Escape FWD: ~ 22 – 25 mpg
    Honda CRV: ~ 23 mpg

    If you want to check out the information, visit <a href="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byclass/Sport_Util…” target=”_blank”>http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byclass/Sport_Util

    And let's push this post to the front page – more facts, less spin (and that's not just a challenge to elephant, but to all the green-minded folk who don't check the veracity of their information before taking a strong position on it). We'd certainly be better off having everyone driving Hummers than Subarus (the vehicle of choice for so many 'eco-minded' individuals living outside a suburban environment!)

  7. I'm going to leap into the fray on this one as well …

    Hummer has become the poster child for the anti-environment – considered by many to be representative of gross over-consumption and total disregard for the environment.

    I've often wondered how valid this assessment is, and after 60 seconds on Google, I came across the following information via the EPA.

    Based on a rudimentary analysis of city and highway usage it becomes apparent that the Hummer H3 is no worse than – and frequently better than – vehicles produced by other more popular and far-less maligned automakers (including Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Infiniti, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes, Mercury, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo); and that's just comparing to vehicles in the same class!

    If you want to check out the information, visit Reply

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