Yoga-A Very Paleoista Thing to Do
The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. Paleo dates back…just a tad bit longer (2,495,000 years more, but who’s counting).
Suffice it to say that cavemen and their female counterparts didn’t likely partake.
However, when I read about an event like Wanderlust, festivals which, according to their site, are ” all-out, ecstatic celebrations, bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises and delights”, I find something very tribal about the concept.
If we were to take away all the stress and frills of modern day living, remove all the possessions we have and congregate together in a space on unified ground, what would we have? A group of people, plain and simple.
If all these people had opted to participate in an event such as this (for the record, I’ve never attended this festival, but for purposes of having an example of people uniting to engage in a common activity from which all will benefit, it seems a good example), one could assume they might have some common goals such as reducing stress, relaxing and taking time to just be.
It’s sounds quite simple.
Equally simple: a True Paleo regime. Take away the media telling us it’s a good idea to eat pretend sugar in little pink packets. Remove the top dogs of the fake-food industry who suggest we need to eat lots of grain and dairy and to go ahead and enjoy a cookie. Omit the concept of packaging, preserving and drug-pushing (oops- meant to write refined carb pushing) and then what are we left with? Real food groups, plain and simple.
The common thread is taking away all the modern junk and implementing a back-to-basics regime.
With yoga, we don’t need anything, sure a mat is nice, but all the strengthening, stretching and toning one might want to do can be done with one’s own body.
With Paleo, we also don’t need any extras- just what grows nearby and what feeds on what grows.
Simple. Healthy. Real.
That should clear things up a little!