Fuck Yoga.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 21, 2010
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The only tee shirt that describes my love for yoga perfectly:

Yoga kicks my ass. I avoid it. When I finally go my mind races and wonders what time it is and I hate it through and through. I thank god when it’s over.

This company is old news but still brilliant. I wish the tees were USA-made, organic. I wish they’d design organic cotton sheets emblazoned with fuck yoga on ’em. If they designed a cooler with fuck yoga on it, I’d want it. What says a day well spent avoiding yoga better than a fuck yoga cooler? If they designed a water bottle I could tote, reluctantly but proudly, to yoga class, I’d want one.

fuck yoga

It started as a joke. My ex-wife was extremely passionate about her yoga practice. As a gag for her birthday I made each of us a fuck yoga t-shirt. She refused to wear hers. I wore mine for thirty-nine straight days and was stopped everywhere I went. A write up in The New York Observer and a photo in GQ Magazine got it rolling. An appearance on Sex and the City made it interesting. The first on-line sale came from two brothers in Bogotá, Colombia and the second from a cheerleader in Grand Island, Nebraska. Since then we’ve filled in a lot of the map. Jackie Gleason didn’t do yoga, either did Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt or any Pope ever.

Yoga has survived for thousands of years and will survive for thousands more. It’s just that it has gone unopposed for too damn long. Barnaby Harris
Founder fuck yoga


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


15 Responses to “Fuck Yoga.”

  1. I was in The Kitchen today for lunch and a waiter pal said "you should make a Fuck Buddhism tee." And I thought about it and said well Buddhism already has the Kill the Buddha saying, it's not so holy and pure and Namastey as yoga, so maybe doesn't need a Fuck Buddhism shirt. But if we started a Fuck Everything You Love company, then you could do…oh now I'm forgetting my friend's ideas, but some were pretty good.

  2. roseanne says:

    "fuck yoga" is pretty funny. these days, i'm more inclined to tell the world "fuck the secret" and "fuck facebook" – with the help of this montreal-based t-shirt designer:http://www.parkexmontreal.com/buy_tshirt_man.html ("fuck made in china" is good too, although "fuck le plateau" is a very montreal reference).

  3. Elle says:

    Personally, I'm a fan of Namaste Motherfucker;http://www.namastemofo.com/shop. The bitch-ass d-bag in me acknowledges and respects the bitch-ass d-bag within you.

  4. Kelli says:

    I LOVE YOU! Where have you been all my life? Hurray! FUCK YOGA! I would've worn my tshirt 39 straight days along side you!

  5. ahahah love that. Wish the designs were simpler, tho.

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  7. yogabird says:

    Yesssssss! This is huge.

  8. Emily says:

    I want a yoga mat with 'fuck yoga' on it, with matching bag, of course!

  9. Roving Yogini says:

    Or it could be read as an adjective, describing a new style.

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