Even Geeks Need To Exercise: Star Wars Yoga

Yoga has been around for a long time. A very long time, in fact. It has roots that can be traced back to India to around 900 BCE.

Most of us probably wouldn’t realize that it was that old. Especially since the last few years yoga’s popularity has seemed to skyrocket.

Just look at what the “yogis” did in New York City recently.

To celebrate the summer solstice, June 21, the yogis took over Times Square. The following day the record for the largest registered yoga class was broken when more than 10,000 people showed up at Central Park to practice some yoga.

While many of us have not fallen for the current yoga trend, maybe it’s because of all the hippies, there’s still a chance that we could.

Why’s that you ask?

Three words. Star Wars Yoga.

This was all from the mind of Matthew Latkiewicz, who posted it on his personal site You Will Not Believe last year.

Besides the ridiculously awesome positions, and their names, there’s also e-mail correspondents between George Lucas and Steve Jones (Senior VP, LucasFilm Marketing and Brand Strategy). The e-mails are intended to convince Lucas into endorsing a Star Wars brand of yoga.

I’m thinking that your atypical Star Wars fan couldn’t pull these moves off. But, maybe they’ll start taking some yoga to get them warmed up after seeing the pics. I know I’m considering it.

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  1. Brad says:

    This is so ridiculous you can't help but laugh!


  2. jecht666 says:

    fuck this its a mockery

  3. uncognito says:

    holy, sweatin' the oldies!!!

  4. mike says:


  5. Tom says:

    Atypical does not mean typical, just so you know.

    Also, this looks stupid, and I'll bet the yoga guy didn't have a hard time convincing Lucas.

    Yoga man: Hey, interested in yoga?

    Lucas: Yoda!?

    YM: Err, no yoga.

    L: Oh, no, why?

    YM: Are you interested in money?

    L: Yoga you say, please continue.