Yogis Eliminated from Amazing Race

I'm always interested in how yogis are portrayed on television because whether we like it or not, television has a huge impact on how the non-yogis in the world see the yoga community. It might only take one scene of...
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I'm always interested in how yogis are portrayed on television because whether we like it or not, television has a huge impact on how the non-yogis in the world see the yoga community. It might only take one scene of...

I'm always interested in how yogis are portrayed on television because whether we like it or not, television has a huge impact on how the non-yogis in the world see the yoga community. It might only take one scene of a reality tv show that depicts a crazy, out-of-touch yogi to inhibit hundreds (thousands even?) of people from trying their first yoga class.

So I was really interested when a couple of married yoga teachers made their debut on the The Amazing Race on CBS. (OK, not interested enough to actually watch the premier, but I did follow up on the media coverage of it.) Unfortunately, the couple was eliminated right away before the show even really got started.

Do you think their short stint on the show portrayed the yoga community in a favorable way? Here are a couple of videos to help you make up your mind.

Or click here to watch them talk about their strategy for the show.