The goal of classical yoga is Kaivalyam or liberation. This is a state of cessation of mental activities brought about by practice of supreme renunciation. Such a liberated Yogi is called Jivan-Mukta, which means “liberated yet alive”. A glorious form of the living dead! Perhaps it is just not a coincidence that the words Zombie and Yogi rhyme!
Tens of millions of people all over the world now practice Yoga and this number is growing real fast. What if the world is run over by millions of Jivan-muktas? Can you imagine the Yogi Apocalypse we will face?
It is a terrifying prospect to the modern society and economy sustained on greed, consumption and debt.
But all is not lost. There is a simple solution. Injecting moderate amounts of vanity will keep the Yogi just shy off total liberation and becoming a Jivan-Mukta. Hatha Yogis by and large seem to have caught the message, though unaware of the real implication. lululemon does play a vital role in saving the world after all.
As a practicing or teaching Yogi, please play your part and buy lululemon. If you are interested in preventing the Yogi Apocalypse, that is.