Yogis Occupy Wall Street

People participate in a session of yoga, led by yoga instructor Seane Corne, in collaboration with the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in Zuccotti Park in New York, on Monday, October 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)Last week Deepak Chopra stopped by the Occupy Wall Street protests to lead a guided call-and- response meditation. Today, in an action organized by yoga teacher Seane Corn, nearly two hundred people showed up in lower Manhattan to “demonstrate yoga in action.” The purpose? “Yoga is about finding your voice and taking a stand. At Off the Mat, Into the World we believe in expanding our yoga beyond the studio and out into the world. Join Seane Corn and yogis from around the globe this Monday, October 10th, for a practice of solidarity, community, and change on Wall Street.”

I wasn’t there, but apparently at one point they did tree pose. Here are more pictures.

The message in support of “solidarity, community and change” could apply to attendance at Tea Party Rally as well. But one message of the Wall Street protests is that the greedy 1% elite is not like the 99% rest of us. Which doesn’t sound like solidarity to me. But on her FB page Seane Corn clarifies that “I am not for the 99% and against the 1%. I am for the 100% getting our shit together and remembering we are ONE.”  Yoga? check.

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