Celebrities Talking Yoga
Yet another famous person is singing the praises of yoga. In the Sunday issue of The New York Times Magazine, “Hip-Hop Guru” Russell Simmons confesses to practicing yoga and meditation every day. He also says he has read “The Autobiography of a Yoga” by Yogananda (although he claims he can barely read).
Although it would be all too easy to dismiss this as part of celebrity hype (he has a new book) – I think it’s great! The more the merrier, I say.
And if they don’t really know much about yoga – they’re doing yoga and telling others to do it. Yoga has always been a word of mouth tradition. So although I cringe at the casual (and erroneous) use of “guru” – I’m delighted that yoga is now also “hip”!