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Yoga and Chocolate

This article, When Chocolate and Chakras Collide, in The New York Times about the Exhale Spa's Yoga for Foodies class spawned some interesting comments. Some yoga purists were appalled at the thought of combining food and yoga, but I thought the person quoted in the article who compared the art of cooking with doing yoga was right on. Both activities can bring you to a Zen-like state that's purely in the moment--though like one commenter implied, what is it about human nature that fosters intolerance and makes us want to impart our belief systems on others, then look down our noses at them when they don't adopt our ways? Personally, if a yoga studio in Kansas City offered a yoga for foodies class, I'd be all over it.

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