Collapse Yoga


Photo Alina Popa

Collapse Yoga mixes Yoga with possible "negative" states as sadness, illness, anxiety, hopelessness, worry, renouncement, exhaustion, grief, boredom, decrepitude, pain, failure, fear and their traces in the body. It collides Yoga's aims for coordination, balance, strength, straightness, flexibility, alignment, control with the body's deep desires for asymmetry, incoordination, weakness, relaxation, freedom, unbalance, abandon, collapse. It affects the normativity of the human form. Collapse Yoga is sometimes practiced next to intimidating buildings, monuments, in charged public spaces associated with cultural stiffness, harmful ethics or bad politics. It can tune our bodies with natural, cultural and personal collapsing environments, affecting maybe some of them. The relation with our own bodies tends to extend to the entire reality – there is a correspondence and influence between the body's politics and society's problems.
(2016)
 
 


 Collapse Yoga at Gestures of Artistic Care, Bruges (2022)
 


Collapse Yoga at OWR Bucharest (2022)
 

 
Collapse Yoga in Unearthings exhibition at Atelier 35 (2021)

 
 
Collapse Yoga in the frame of Clinica at Tranzit.ro Bucharest (2018)


 
Notice all the silent work in your body for maintaining posture, appearance, composure. Collapse Yoga starts with relaxing those efforts.