Pippy the Hippie hanging with her Human Hippie
Greetings Felines and the humans who serve us!
I, Pippy, your humble feline yogini is at your service once again this week to answer your yoga inquiries. This week’s question is as follows: “Pippy, is yoga just for hippies? I would like to take up yoga but will I need to become a hippie to do so? I work a corporate job and I don’t know if tie-dye shirts, super long hair, and smoking weed all day long will go over well at the finance firm that employs me.”
Pippy does not mean to sound harsh but as you know Pippy always tells it like it is! You my dear human friend need to run to a yoga class and fast! You seem to think that yoga is about presenting a certain type of image and carrying around a purple bong. Perhaps you think the yoga studio will force you to sign a contract that says you must grow your hair down to your tushie and take up residence at Haight-Ashbury?
To answer your question, no you do not have to be a hippie to practice yoga but yoga will help you develop the hippie spirit. Besides the world needs more hippies especially in the corporate world! A hippie is not negative, far from it!
Do you think Pippy is a hippie? The answer may surprise you. Let’s first define “hippie”. Dictionary.com defines hippie as : a person, especially of the late 1960s, who rejected established institutions and values and sought spontaneity, direct personal relations expressing love, and expanded consciousness, often expressed externally in the wearing of casual, folksy clothing and of beads, headbands, used garments, etc.
Pippy was not born in the late 60s nor do I wear casual, folksy clothing, beads, or headbands. Pippy does go barefoot however. So, is Pippy a hippie? Yes, because Pippy is all about love and expanded consciousness and in Pippy’s mind that’s what a hippie is. There is nothing to fear about being a hippie. Being a hippie is a mindset. Hippies believe in peace, love, and freedom, speaking out against violence and embracing others for who they are. And Pippy likes the word “hippie” as it rhymes with “Pippy!
Until next week my human friends! Keep practicing yoga and embracing that hippie spirit!
Meow and Namaste!
Every week Pippy the Feline Yogini offers a yoga tip. Her words of wisdom are directed at the human species since those of the Feline ilk pretty much have this yoga thing down!
If you have a question for Pippy, please contact her at Pippy at Feline Yogi dot com.
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