Breakdancing and Yoga, Not So Different!

Via on Jun 29, 2010

Parsva Bakasana to Eka Pada Koundinyasana! eeeasy *

(*enhanced performance with a funky beat)

OK we admit it, we’re suckers for So You Think You Can Dance! Getting our fill of televised competitive dancing is a regular requirement around here. And you can imagine the excitement when our YD radar went off during a recent episode! B-boy Jose Ruiz aka “full deck”, who describes himself as both “smooth” and “explosive” revealed what “America doesn’t know about him” and wouldn’t ya know, it’s yoga!

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“I think it’s really important to stay flexible, so every day I get up and practice yoga. Yoga poses, they target the same muscles i use in breaking. And it really clears my head, because, you know, I really do need a clear head to make it through this competition. “

Yeah you do. Right on Jose! We know there are tons of dancers who practice yoga for flexibility, strength and focus, but there’s something extra special and awesome about this b-boy from Miami breaking it down on the yoga mat. Then again, those chaturangas really have improved our baby freezes! (refer to photo above – totally not us btw, but you get the picture!)

Watch the NYC Bboys demo a little kurmasana (push-ups!) into titibhasana at the 1:15′ mark.

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See? Breakdancing and yoga, it’s all just a dance, isn’t it? Whether bboys and girls practice the yog or not, a connection is undeniable. Check out more Yoga + Bboy videos…how many yoga poses can you spot? read more

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4 Responses to “Breakdancing and Yoga, Not So Different!”

  1. Blake Wilson Blake says:

    So when do we start the BBoy Yoga Class? I'd sign up for that!

  2. swati jr* says:

    totes had a similar light bulb moment last year while watching some bboys break it down. my ethnodanceology brain started freakin'. yoga is indeed a union my friends. bless*

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