Best yoga video you’ve seen for a long time.

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on Jan 14, 2013
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My kind of yoga video is more about the present moment, about the heart, about our yearning to break through from being stuck and claustrophobic and to apologize and connect and be genuine and live and love and caress and…my kind of yoga video is beautiful, less about views and instruction and more about feeling life breathe through us.

That’s what I need: I need more than marketing and PR and social media and less than what most famous yoga teachers offer: I need real, fun, raw. Touch the earth.

Stunningly, Searchingly, Peacefully Beautiful. Watch in HD, it’s way more better:

Filmed at the epic Magnific Rock in Nicaragua. madly in love with this place. MUSIC: LIGHT by Dr Toast

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Comments

113 Responses to “Best yoga video you’ve seen for a long time.”

  1. TamaraLee says:

    Well, I think it's a great video.. Really moving. And it makes me sad that people have to project their negative energy onto something so beautiful. For anyone who thinks this isn't yoga – who are you to decide what yoga means for anyone but yourselves? Yoga isn't about judgement and to make such harsh judgements on someone else's practice shows you are obviously really confused about yoga.

  2. Agnieszka says:

    Very beautiful, graceful sequence. To me one of the main purpose of the yoga asana is to release the tension in the body (and ultimately the mind). For those of us who have been practicing for a long time (and consequently become stronger and more flexible) that might mean getting into the advanced postures to achieve that sensation of release. It doesn't always have to mean "I am showing off".

  3. Jenny says:

    Pretty to watch. It's ALL yoga… Just that a part of me is wondering when it became voyeuristic.

  4. Mica says:

    Exactly this.

  5. Gabriela says:

    My goodness! How beautiful! What an open heart she musht have…

  6. Roemer says:

    First, I would like to say that Meghan is an inspiration. Her videos are works of art. They are entertaining and beautiful, and clearly not intended to be instructional (umm they’re time lapse!). She is doing good for the community by drawing more interest in the practice of yoga, and showing a playful and fun side. PERIOD.

    If you take issue with her clothing, or sexiness or whatever, then you are taking this into the realm of personal. What puts you off about this has nothing to do with Meghan – it has everything to do with you, your judgements and your feelings of inadequacy. Why criticize someone’s ART? It is all too common for people to sit and hurl negativity at someone who is expressing joy. Lets remember to celebrate the joy in others not resent it.

    Thanks Meghan, stay fearless and ignore the critics, they only want you to feel as bad as they do about themselves. We need more people in this world like you!

  7. Judging others is simply a distraction from examining and living up to one's own potential.

  8. Jess says:

    Because she is in Nicaragua…it's not as heck there. I just was there with her as my teacher in Nov. and man that girl will do yoga for hours on the beach alone. Everyone there lives in swimwear its the tropics.

  9. Jess says:

    She was in Nicaragua and it is the tropics I was there its swimwear country, the beach lifestyle. She is an amazing teacher and person in real life. A very sweet and authentic spirit she carries. She is very fluid with her practice (as we can all see) and it is even more amazing in person to see how powerful her dedication, practice and teaching is. She is a floating feather yogi and I know she is into yoga to get attention, just the opposite she loves to inspire and man she figured out an amazing way to do it and share it freely with the world. She is a beautiful person inside and out the biggest lesson being a yogi has taught me is to be aware of why you are drawn to judge others. It is not yogic what so ever to rip on people you have never met or even know personally. I think this video has created a mirror for reflection that for sure.

  10. Jess says:

    Right on!

  11. Jess says:

    Have you met her? By your words and opinions I will guess no. She is a beautiful person and amazing teacher. Yoga requires one to hone in on ones drive to judge others and reflect on why it is necessary to think these things, and then shift.

  12. Jess says:

    "isn't into yoga to get attention." (spell check) 🙂

  13. Donna says:

    I did not think quite so much as others when watching this video, just three things, 1) wicked sequencing, 2) amazing yogi and 3) how did her bikini stay on? Have been to a couple of Megan's classes and she's an incredible teacher xxx

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  17. Corrina says:

    Can’t seem to watch the video, (computer issue) but I don’t think that can be too good for her neck in the still photo that starts the article. Forget the camera, remember alignment! A cue to tuck the ribcage to counter the arch in the back would not go amiss here either, however these misalignments make the pose a bit sexier, though definitely not safer, but that’s just me speaking from the body of a ribcage thruster with a bad neck. Those misalignments will make themselves known loud and clear one day.

  18. Allison says:

    speechless on how beautiful this video is. considering ive seen numerous videos of hers and photographs also, she blows me away every time. such a great practice

  19. metalyogini says:

    You know, at first I was thinking, "oh lord, another girl in a skimpy bikini showing off with yoga", but once I started watching the video I found myself just enjoying the form of all her poses and watching the body as a body, not a hot girl in a bikini. Beautiful poses and fluid movement. Certainly something to aspire to if you have that flexibility!

  20. solfulsoul says:

    I mean it is as all things sensual, one can argue the practicality or spirituality of poetry or music or dance or any art but sexuality is inherent in all acts of creativity and expression; it is human nature, but we differ from animals in class and honor and also debauchery and depravity: to each his own.

  21. Joy says:

    Super creative and fun sequencing. And wow- yeh- her vertebrae are well spaced and super flex. But yeh- it's another video of asana in a bikini. Groovy. Inspiring, and just a video clip. Who cares?

  22. Coco says:

    Meghan is a beautiful human being inside and out. She, like all of us, is so much more than what can be captured in a 5 minute video clip, even one as gorgeous as this. Her asana practice is advanced because she works hard at it.

    If you don't know her, you don't really have any authority to cut down her character (or the other 7 limbs of her yoga practice, for that matter) just because she's wearing a bikini at a beach.

    Come on, internet people, see what it feels like to say something nice about someone! It might even help you feel better about yourself.

  23. Lia Dempsey says:

    I consider myself a feminist and I don’t understand why so many people have to talk about the fact she is wearing a bikini…? It’s not porn for god sake! I literally didn’t even see it as an issue until read these comments. Megan currie is strong, clearly worked extremely hard at yoga and inspires millions to get on their mat and live more harmonious life’s consequently. So there’s some flesh on show we all have it, go to any beach in the world. I believe people just need to be more comfortable with themselves and embrace there bodies and not look at others and judge.

  24. Coco says:

    I know this is the elephant journal and I normally would not be so offensive but Joe that is truly a despicable view of women you have there! Yoga can be described in many different ways, but I believe that it connects the mind with body and allows people to move, breathe deeply and be in the present moment. It allows the soul to truly connect to the vessel its contained in. I think you should try yoga yourself maybe it will help change your ugly viewpoint. And on the point of sex, both men and women behave sexually in society, its natural, normal I think you should probably get over it. Hope you see sense!

  25. Coco says:

    Wow clarity couldn't of said it better myself. Namaste

  26. Coco says:

    Well Said!

  27. Nancy says:

    for all the neg. energy in the above posts, thankfully, there is some balance of pos….she is on a beach, how else should she be dressed? If this were a man on a beach, in a swim suit, not a word would be said 🙂 The asana..just one aspect of yoga. Does she like want attention? I would imagine she does..as all God's creatures do….peace

  28. Bhavani says:

    yes this was what I was thinking it does deviate the beautiful energy that the movements portray. In fact I remember seeing a Tai Chi sequence and it was awe inspiring as the practioner was wearing a very soft silky material that as she moved gave the illusion of water flowing.

  29. jess says:

    you have a point here. I would offer the thought that to advance in one limb, advances others. years on the mat changes us, years focusing on any limb, changes us 🙂

  30. pia says:

    Agree. The time lapse verged on creepy.

  31. getitom says:

    This is a lovely video and it's fun to watch, but it does demonstrate the issue of the concentration on the aesthetics of the asanas in yoga. I don't think there is anything wrong with appreciating the way a pose looks, but it seems like more and more that's all people are focusing on. I probably would have never started doing yoga had my impression of it been formed by videos like this–not because this isn't "real yoga" and not because it's not a good video, but because it's really all about the aesthetics of these advanced poses. As a beginner, I think that would have made me feel alienated.

    It's not that I think videos like this shouldn't exist. But it concerns me that I'm seeing so much of this in the media compared to what I'm seeing about the mental and emotional aspects of yoga.

  32. Yogi says:

    My question is, why does she have to be so scantily clad? Couldn't it be just a beautiful if she, at the very least, had on yoga pants? Is this about yoga or about an almost nude female body?

  33. Sarah says:

    Pretty short sighted Joe. I have seen many yoga videos with guys in banana hammocks and no one seems to have a problem with it. Yoga is about NON-judgement. Women these days criticize themselves enough we don’t need men to help us out with that one. I think you need to spend more time on your Mat.

  34. Judy says:

    I like how you can see her little belly breathing in the time warp part. It just made me think of the expression "human organism" and that in-itself is of value to me.

  35. Alice2112 says:

    Love. Peace. Joy.
    Thank You.

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  37. Such amazing power and grace! Im blown away by your Yoga moves and strength. I once met a Yoga master from India who was 70 years old but had the body of a 25 year old! Amazing. I will share this video on Facbeook.
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  38. zaj17 says:

    What I would find STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL would be a middle aged, slightly paunchy gal such as myself doing yoga – just a tad inflexible, smiling, loving life.

  39. Tara says:

    Beautiful. 🙂

  40. leslie crockett says:

    I believe you have exactly what his problem is. It is also off putting to have ones practice reduced to a sexual turn on, in the minds of others. It was not to the, ridiculous extent of your former boyfriend, but I found that I stopped doing my yoga, when my husband was around b/c he could not seem to resist commenting on how 'sexy,' the downward dog was. I'm Aspergers and self conscious, to begin with. These comments just wreaked it, for me.

  41. David Kennedy says:

    Creative.

  42. Hari Sangat Kaur says:

    A lot of judgement here but, in all honesty, the title is a bit misleading. Calling it the" Best yoga video" really makes people question the reality of that. Is it the best video? Is she the best artist? What are we looking at here? We are open to judge. The title sets us up to judge and yoga girl ( who is as flexible as many others) takes the hit.

  43. Edita says:

    Call it what you want, it was lovely! Now go breathe…. :/

  44. evolyn says:

    what is wrong with nakedness? there are wild tribes out there wearing nothing..women, elderly people and all…the idea you are advocating with clothes is just rotten mentality of abramahic religions. revealing beauty of human body is just a normal thing, why to hide? are you a pervert which can't control his mind, turning on by just material? you are just a shame of humanity. and i'm atheist

  45. Mermaid70 says:

    To me, this is gymnastics-yoga, a special type only possible for the very flexible. It's beautiful to watch and can be taken simply as that. When I watch professional ballet, I know there's no way I will be doing that kind of stuff, even if I can do a few pirouettes or frappes in the kitchen while leaning against the counter. This woman is putting on a performance and that's her prerogative, it's her life. But I wouldn't go to her classes, and I won't be trying most of the moves in her "arsenal".

  46. Mermaid70 says:

    Umm telling people to not be quick to anger and use aggression while saying "what the f" is a bit contradictory. You were borderline hostile in the last paragraph, which made me cringe when you wrote Om Shanti.

  47. Nadia says:

    What type of yoga is this? This is the second video I've seen with the same routine. I would like to make this my personal practice but I'd like to know where it stems from 🙂 Very beautiful video!

  48. villagewolf says:

    To me, this is more like cirque du soleil than yoga…