Sitting Pretty

I couldn’t stop myself from snapping these yoginis in Topshop’s Regent Street store today. The music was thumping over the sound system and throngs of girls with rainbow nails and Navajo leggings milled around, marvelling at mountains of costume jewelry, vintage hats and cupcakes. These meditating mannequins looked so strikingly peaceful in the midst of it all – and I couldn’t help but wonder what thought lay behind the choice of their unusual pose.

Yoga and meditation are certainly more commonplace than ever these days – anyone that buys into the commercial hype surrounding yoga in the West is still likely to be exposed to some level of authentic tradition. Then again, maybe this was just a pretty pose – or could it be a sign of imminent spiritual revolution?

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4 responses to “Sitting Pretty

  1. Ahem – was yoga not all about amassing more and more possessions? Let’s shop! ;)

  2. I think the “sign of imminent spiritual revolution.” The Golden Age is just going to get more golden :) Haribol!

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