Collapse Yoga

Photo Alina Popa

Collapse Yoga mixes Yoga with possible "negative" states as weakness, sadness, illness, anxiety, hopelessness, renouncement, exhaustion, grief, boredom, decrepitude, failure and their traces in the bodies. It collides the Yoga's aims for coordination, balance, strength, flexibility with the body's deep desires for asymmetry, incoordination, weakness, relaxation, unbalance, abandon, collapse, freedom. It affects the normativity of the human form. Collapse Yoga is often practiced next to intimidating buildings, monuments, in charged public spaces symbolically associated with cultural stiffness, harmful ethics or bad politics. There is a correspondence and influence between body's politics and society's problems.

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

Photos Vlad Brateanu