Mel, Kim (SMARTer Bodies cofounders) and I talk about the myth that doing yoga gives you long and lean muscles and a Vogue article about foam rolling that Tony Gentilcore busted up. We touch on body image/body shame, eating disorders, women in sports and dance, Ronda Rousey, Serena Williams, Misty Copeland and Mel channels Rage Against the Machine.
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- Doing yoga gives you long lean muscles. That is a lie.
- Tony Gentilcore rips a Vogue article a new one. The article claimed that foam rolling can make you long and lean. ha
- More than anything genetics determines body type.
- A lot of people still buy into this is because a lot of yoga teachers are “long and lean”. why is that? because that’s who people tend to hire.
- Kim has gone to auditions and been told that she doesn’t fit the body type of what they’re looking for. She’s been told she’s too fat, too muscular.
- Positive role models of strong women in sports and dance: Ronda Rousey, Serena Williams, Misty Copeland.
- The cleanse and juice trends that yoga studios adopt.
- Cleansing as a socially approved eating disorder. No one is going to call you out on how weird that is because everyone is doing it.
- Yoga and weight loss. It bothers us that this practice that is supposed to remove ego then it’s completely failed. It’s disillusioning.
- Some studios put on airs of cultivating a judgement free zone when in reality it isn’t.
- Yoga should not be sold as a way to sculpt the body. “updog for a beautiful back”. “sculpt your shoulders with Chatturanga.” “
- Yoga Selfies and why we don’t use them.
- The role of the consumer in all this. We need to stop falling for hype that plays on our weaknesses. We as consumers need to be more responsible and aware.
- Cue Rage Against the Machine.
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