What is it all about?
In case you hadn’t worked it out, voga is a cross between yoga and voguing – the 1980s New York drag scene dance craze, which was introduced to the mainstream by Madonna. Voga was thought up by Juliet Murrell, a former film industry art director, who wanted to bring a cardiac workout to yoga. According to the website, it combines “the expressive moves of a dance class with the breath-synchronised movement of yoga.”
Tell me more about voga.
Maybe 80s beats are exactly what yoga has been missing these past two millennia, but first thoughts are that it seems like yet another yoga gimmick – like dog yoga (“doga”), baby yoga and laughter yoga. Having said that, with their unusual contortions and focus on “striking a pose”, yoga and voguing do have marked similarities. Continue reading >> theguardian.com