Another Yoga Stereotype: Corporate Yogis

Anyone who's tried yoga can attest to its soothing, stress-relieving benefits. Of course, business people  (and, really anyone who has a job) have been flocking to yoga for some time to seek relief from their stressful jobs. This was the...
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Anyone who's tried yoga can attest to its soothing, stress-relieving benefits. Of course, business people  (and, really anyone who has a job) have been flocking to yoga for some time to seek relief from their stressful jobs. This was the...


Anyone who's tried yoga can attest to its soothing, stress-relieving benefits. Of course, business people (and, really anyone who has a job) have been flocking to yoga for some time to seek relief from their stressful jobs. This was the topic of a story that ran recently in the Jacksonville Business Journal featuring lawyers, executives, and business people of all kinds.

"Among the 16 million Americans practicing yoga, they represent a new
class of yogis," writes the Jacksonville Business Journal reporter. "They are neither the obnoxious yoga yuppie breed
sporting $98 Lululemon yogawear, nor the incense-burning,
Maharishi-loving hippie in search of enlightenment. These overworked
corporate types are finding a practical application for yoga in their
work life: balance."

I love stories that highlight the growing population of people who practice yoga, but it seems unfair to divide the yoga community into these neat, stereotypical groups. What do you think? Do you identify yourself as a yuppie, hippie, or corporate yogi?