You Got Your Yoga In My Zombies! You Got Your Zombies In My Yoga!

October 15th, 2007at 06:17pm Posted by Eli

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Tyler Hicks/New York Times

I like things that are weird. I like things that are cool. But most of all, I like things that are weird and cool:

Have you ever wished you could do downward dog with a decomposing body? Well, City Room hasn’t (doing the crow with an intact body is still an insurmountable challenge), but this combination apparently has been a niche fantasy with some population of New Yorkers.

About 75 people showed up in Williamsburg’s East River State Park for an (online) open casting call for the filming of a yoga zombie video on Sunday. “The zombie blogs were only mildly interested in it, it was the yoga blogs,” said Jason Wishnow, the director of the video.

“The R.S.V.P. responses from the yoga blogs were like: ‘I love yoga and I love zombie movies. I’ve been waiting for this!’ It was the chocolate and the peanut butter thing for all these people.”

While the crew had a make-up artist on set, many of the yoga practitioners showed up in their zombie get-ups, ready to go. Mr. Wishnow was impressed by his extras, saying: “Everyone took zombiedom very seriously. There was a lot of groaning and discomfort of their decomposing bodies as they would attempt yoga maneuvers.”

Awesome. You wouldn’t think there’d be a lot of overlap between the yoga crowd and the zombie crowd, but I know better.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Weirdness


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