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A lot of you guys didn’t embrace the “Yoga Mom” moniker, and you haven’t bought into the notion that yoga moms have political clout…yet.

Heck.

George Stephanopoulos didn’t call either.

One day, you’ll look back and say, “Chattering Mind called it.” Not that I have any ego invested…

Please, let’s keep talking about this. If I welcome to the demographic unmarried yoginis, anti-war pro-lifers, liberals who aren’t parents, women who were against the war but now want to finish what we started, plus all of their “green” friends, lovers, partners, and husbands, I’ll definitely have a broader constituency. But what is that, then? That’s just a really nice salad of greens. LOHASian (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) people. And maybe some Crunchy Cons. If we all we get together not everyone’s Down Dog will be good. But that’s okay. I can’t get my heels to the floor in that position either.

Let’s keep the Yoga Mom idea in play a little longer. I welcome more thoughts on the matter. What an election we’ll have in a couple of years! Are you looking forward?

Here are quotes from your posts:

From Daria: “Vitamin-watered, yoga moms pushing Bugaboo strollers through Whole Foods after class sounds more like lifestyle extension than political action. As a group, they seem too diverse and divided on the issues to be a cohesive political force.”

Ann Marie: “I am constantly shocked at how shallow our young women in America are today. Bring on the Yoga Moms, if they are socially conscious we may not need to delete as much.”

Nancey sees a new group coming comprised of “friendly, non-judgmental, active and passionate, good-natured people” who are “in a crazy world doing their part to be concious about many important things that affect all of us, soccer moms or not.”



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Kathy

posted August 24, 2006 at 4:11 am


I have no interest in yoga moms, or for that matter, most moms period simply because they for the most part view me as an oddity or even worse, a non-entity. The idea that a woman would choose to not bear children is suspicious at best and offensive and against God at worst, to a large segment of the population. Hey yoga moms. Remember me? I’m the one you ignore at work until you leave for the umpteenth time to pick up your kid or go home to be with your sick kid and need someone to cover your work for you. You figure I have nothing to do and no family commitments to worry about so I must have all the time in the world. When I ask you to return the favor so I can take my sick husband or dog to the doctor/vet, you laugh me off and revert to your previous state of anmesia. When your hundreds of hours of yoga finally teach you how to be a decent person with an interest in someone besides yourself and your precious offspring, why don’t you come get me. Until then I’ll be unavailable to you.>



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Deva Yogi

posted August 24, 2006 at 5:46 am


Totally agree, Kathy. Too often older people look at me ask what will happen if I have kids when I cringe and say “yowzers” when I hear a young toddler screaming cuz he ain’t getting his way. “Uh, em, excuse me,” I think, “not everyone these days wants or can even have kids!!” (I’m infertile, unfortunately, that’s why. A doctor told me based on tests, and for further info, I’m virgin so mo one thinks me a slut.) I swear…>



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