World Cup Yoga?

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All this World-Cup-inspired team spirit reignites the
debate about yoga as a sport. Bikram has been lobbying for a Yoga Olympics for ages. One need only watch the New York Regional Yoga Championship video from New York Times to conclude that yoga is VERY challenging and amazingly beautiful and fun to watch.

There
are of course pros and cons to having all this attention in the yoga
world. Those opposed say yoga cannot be judged and that doing so misses the
point entirely. Supporters say exposure inspires children to get involved at a
young age.

What do you think about yoga as a sport? And what about some
of these crazy poses...is that even good for you?

More advanced
poses here:
Extreme Yoga Poses

Join the debate:
Can that be Good for You?!

Erin Chalfant is a
writer, yoga teacher and the Web Editor at Yoga Journal.