Had to yell at my radio this morning when I heard Bikram Choudhury pitching for putting yoga into the Olympics. Not sure why this appalls me but it does. Jann Arden, who was hosting (subbing for Jian Ghomeshi on CBC's "Q") did a good job of containing Choudhurys lists of all the lives he has changed through yoga (including George Harrison, Wayne Gretzky and the pope) and I agree with her, it's difficult to picture the pope doing yoga. Choudhury reminisced about a time when yoga was so little known in the west that even the president of the United States (Nixon was apparently one of Choudhury "patients") thought that yoga and yogurt were the same thing, but I don't think that's such a good indicator.
Arden is a great host. The entire episode is worth listening to and when she and Elvira Kurt get to riffing on Jason Beiber's new haircut and Charlie Sheen's trip to Haiti to "make a difference down there" you can't help but laugh out loud.
Now let's all put our hands together in the prayer position, close our eyes and say "OMMMMMMMMMMM" as we send out some "don't do it" vibrations to the IOC. Here's hoping that they don't know the difference between yoga and yogurt either.