Yoga Poses, renamed. {NSFWish}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 13, 2012
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And, finally: the “Not funny if you take yoga too seriously.”

For more like this: Irish/Russian Yoga.

And, Drunk yoga.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


27 Responses to “Yoga Poses, renamed. {NSFWish}”

  1. yogijulian says:


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  3. Louise Brooks says:

    I can't stop laughing! Thanks!

  4. heather says:

    TOTALLY laughing…..

  5. apimom says:

    Recipe for a successful comedian in North America: put as many disgusting and degrading bodily functions into a presentation as possible. Thanks for spoiling my Yoga practice today! How sad…..and I am Roman Catholic – really offended!

  6. jay says:

    This article is exactly the reason why I won't waste my cash and subscribe to elephant journal…

  7. Vince says:

    now I'm laughing

  8. robertwolf681 says:

    Silly, but amusing.

  9. […] happen if yoga poses were renamed to reflect their reality? Probably they would be called something like this. (Elephant […]

  10. Tania says:

    Priceless. Thanks for the laugh!

  11. samanthaangela says:


  12. Troy says:

    Awe, bless yer (sic) heart. Good thing you had the choice to stop reading. I recommend not letting others dictate how your day is going to go. Peace

  13. MauiGreg says:

    sorry, but if your yoga practice is so delicate that it can be ruined by a silly graphic on a website, it's not much of a yoga practice. Maybe you should practice lightening up a bit… there are infinitely more things in this world deserving offense than this silly little graphic. You must be an absolute joy to be around.

  14. chris says:

    yogis should not disrespect anyone or thing . try being funny and intelligent

  15. Andrea says:

    Ahaha Im a yoga instructor and I gotta say I might throw a few murder victim and smell you pitt poses in my routine!

  16. Sekhemet says:

    This is not amusing or cute.

  17. BrightBlue says:


  18. tmoondustsjw says:

    this supposed to be funny? if doing yoga widened someone's crotch now that would be funny… its totes the opposite! dont hate!;)

  19. rowden says:

    I laughed out loud, until I got to the Jesus reference. I'd like Waylon to use Allah or Muhammad in some poor taste jokes. That one pissed me of for all of 2-3 second, faded to merely annoyed and finally to "That's ok. I'm not the one burning in hell for that. I'm gonna burn for other reasons!" (See what I did there).

  20. maendy says:

    LOL'ing at this list & at the comments!!!

  21. Mouse says:

    a good example to remind us all not to be soooo serious, names are irrelevant, the poses are powerful 🙂

  22. tasha says:

    lol! kudos to the writer( sorry it offends the very religious) it's nice gift for the mischievously irreverent & light at heart yogi.

  23. Monica Lemberg says:

    Too funny….the cherry on top??…all the ‘seriously offended people’!!← Lmao at you guys

    Thank you EJ for the post!

    An amused yogi

  24. Max Length says:

    This was hilarious. Even better are all the people so easily offended yet, they -STILL- don't exercise their right to not read something that offends them. As if they're reading something with the intent of getting offended regardless.

  25. Ivi says:

    I'm surprised to see how many people are offended by this. Where's your sense of humor? If we can't find amusement with a little bit of silliness… Than how enlightened are we really? Relax people! Isn't that one of the major benefits of practicing yoga in the first place?

  26. Melissa says:

    I think these are funny. I think people take themselves and their practice very seriously (and that’s ok), so I can see why these might be offensive to some. Still, I laughed.