A "Flexible" Approach to Yoga

I share with you here a recent story printed in The Boston Globe. The article offers a glimpse at some trending variations of yoga. The writer, Kara Baskin, reports on her travels around town experimenting with some of these practices.

It's got me thinking.

One does not have to look far to find yoga "combos" in many shapes. One can discover, for example, yoga plus arial acrobatics, yoga plus pilates, yoga in the water on a paddle board or even yoga plus boxing.  

I fight the urge to roll my eyes as I hear of some of these "hybrids."  

Yoga is the linking of breath and movement with intention--on a paddleboard? Why not?

Interest in yoga is booming. It is wonderful that the awareness of a mind/body practice is reaching more and more and more people.