Chattering Mind

Chattering Mind

More on Yoga Moms

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.


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.”

Comments read comments(2)
post a comment

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.>

report abuse

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…>

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Chattering Mind. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Inspiration Report Happy Reading!!!   ...

posted 9:09:39am Jul. 10, 2012 | read full post »

CM's Final Posts: You Can Fill the Space
Eighteen years ago, I wrote an article for a magazine that got me called in for a taped interview with a Fox TV morning news anchor. Being an effective communicator and a skillful public speaker was a dream of mine at the time. And still ...

posted 3:14:59pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Websites to Visit, Blogs to Read
Here are some blogs and websites I like. It's not a complete list. But it's a start. The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and "shamanic astrologer." On the opening page ...

posted 1:24:03pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Still Posted at My Desk
"Take off from here. And don't be so earnest, let others wear the sackcloth and the ashes. Let go, let fly, forget. You've listened long enough. Now strike your note." From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney ...

posted 1:13:33pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

And Finally, This:
Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the Universe who accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and ...

posted 11:30:38am Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.