There is a certain level of seriousness to yoga. I’ll grant you that. Here we are in challenging asanas (physical postures) and a great deal of care must be taken to avoid injury (as we all know–injury is not good for the body, for the soul OR yoga, for that matter). After all, if you’re in pain, then you’re not doing yoga, right? Yoga is the attempt to separate yourself from the ego, and the ego is what pushes us until we end up in injury.
Okay, all that aside. What about humor? I know I would never get through a yoga class without it. On one hand, yes, this is life, possibly our only one (but who knows) and death and there are wars and famine and environmental crises. Yes, all of this is true. But how is my being serious all the time going to help these situations? If anything, seriousness=depression=couch=reruns of Friends=inaction.