All the Rage: Rage Yoga Finds Zen in Swearing, Booze, and Heavy Metal Music

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Yoga is normally associated with burning incense, calming music, and maybe the occasional goat. That's not the case with a new type of yoga class being taught in Canada and Texas. At rage yoga, participants drink beer, drop f-bombs, and listen to heavy metal music on their path to inner peace, Hello Giggles reports.

Lindsay Istace conceived rage yoga after feeling out of place at more conventional yoga sessions. Instead of maintaining a calm, quiet atmosphere, rage yoga encourages self-expression, even if it involves cursing your way through a warrior pose or banging your head to Metallica as you downward dog.

"Before I found my practice, I was a stress case all the time!" Istace writes on the official Rage Yoga website. "My mind was constantly running a mile a minute and I couldn't slow down. I had zero confidence, rage issues and, on top of it all, the muscle mass of a kitchen sponge."

After screaming, drinking, and making crass jokes in yoga class, Istace hopes students will go home feeling more relaxed than when they arrived. Rage may be part of the name, but as with traditional yoga, the end goal is to "become zen as f*ck."

If you're looking for an alternative yoga experience, you can sign up for in-person rage yoga classes in Alberta, Canada and Houston, Texas. Courses are also available online.


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This Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure Comes Complete with Removable Ears

Today Is Art Day, Amazon
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Historians still don’t know how Vincent van Gogh lost his left ear, or for that matter, how much of it was actually lopped off. However, as Bored Panda reports, Today Is Art Day decided to take historic liberties in the name of nerdy fun and created a mini van Gogh action figure, complete with two completely detachable ears.

Today Is Art Day developed a prototype of the 5-inch PVC figurine back in 2017, and to bring it to the art-loving masses, they launched a Kickstarter campaign. Backers who contributed $28 Canadian dollars (around $21 USD) scored their own van Gogh action figure.

A van Gogh action figure next to a miniature 'Starry Night' painting
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

A boxed Vincent van Gogh action figure
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Fans who missed out on the Kickstarter the first time around can buy one on Amazon now for $24. He even comes in a box decorated with miniature, cut-out replicas of his Sunflowers (1888) and The Starry Night (1889).

Today Is Art Day has since branched out to produce a whole host of other figurines based on famous icons, from other artists like Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt to scientific luminaries like Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein.

[h/t Bored Panda]

A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

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