Rapper 50 Cent Finds Out What Yoga Really Is

50 Cent, who is not too small in the rapping/music world, is expounding the complexity of yoga.

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A bit of weekend rapping anyone? This is a cool article. Very cool. 50 Cent, who is not too small in the rapping/music world, is expounding the complexity of yoga :) Yesterday, he appeared on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show. The rapper said about hot yoga, “I thought I was going to stretch in a sauna, just stretch and have a good time". He went on to talk about how yoga is far more complex than this and how the yoga session he attended has given him a lot of respect for those who engage in the practice.

50 Cent is sadly not alone in his misconception of yoga being 'just stretching'. He is happily also not alone in his experience of yoga as being so much richer than a simple stretching session once people take the leap and give it a go.

Have a very wonderful weekend everyone :)

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS