In Canada, yoga classes with screams, beer and swear words were invented. And they seem to work!
When one thinks of yoga, one imagines an activity of physical and mental relaxation, with a strong component dedicated to meditation. Yet a new trend is spreading in Calgary, Canada: angry yoga.
Rage yoga, this is its name, combines screams, profanity and beer to the normal positions typical of the discipline. This would serve to express one's inner anger better and more freely.
The idea is by instructor Lindsay Istace who, after leaving with her boyfriend, started casually to swear in her daily yoga exercises. Soon she realized that it made her feel better, so she thought that others could also benefit from it.
The first rage yoga lesson had to be a kind of joke but, given the incredible success, the instructor had to create real courses. Many yoga teachers turn up their noses but Lindsay has decided to go on his way.