More than just a practice, Rage Yoga is an attitude.
Rage Yoga provides the opportunity for emotional release. It’s a safe and supportive setting to let go of your frustrations and rage in a healthy way. Yelling at a family member or friend (or my case, often a telemarketer) is usually not productive. Don’t you think it’s better to work through your anger in an exercise class? Once you relieve some of your stress you might find you it easier to engage in a quieter and more respectful conversation about whatever it is that is upsetting you.
Don’t worry that you won’t get a good workout. Or a safe one. Rage Yoga is legit. The instructors must complete a certification program as well as a 200-hour yoga teacher training. The training includes Rage Yoga principles, philosophies and alternative teaching techniques. As per a video campaign released by Istace, there are two courses designed for the Rage Yoga program. The basic class, “Ferocious Foundations”, touches on strength, balance and mobility. The second, “Bendy and Badass”, focuses more on measurable flexibility results.
The Bottom Line
Rage Yoga might or might not be for you, but either way it’s an interesting twist on yoga. Anyway, t’s worth a try if you happen upon a class nearby. Or you can take a 6 week class online if you want to experiment at home.
“No matter what you can expect an awesome soundtrack, the opportunity for some emotional release, and to walk out feeling a little more badass,” says Istace.