With the price of yoga classes and studio memberships, you’d think it would be easy to give away free yoga. Alas, that isn’t the case, as Portland-based health activist and comedian Daniel Flynn discovers in this charming sketch comedy video.
I work for a non-profit that teaches yoga to challenged youth, and I teach yoga in a lockdown facility for teen boys dealing with addiction issues. These kids are experiencing very challenging lives but they love to connect through laughter, they crave it. Being myself in the moment, bringing a sense of play helps me connect with them. It also helps them to experiment and play in the challenging poses that yoga offers in a non-judgmental way. If we can laugh we can endure.
When we lighten up and laugh, at ourselves and at the wonders of the human condition, we become free. Inhibitions and insecurities fade, emotions find a voice and release.
Watch the video and allow yourself a little giggle!