From now on I am going to refer to Yogicity. This is a new word that I have made up after eight years of practicing yoga in the sticks. #yogicity barely exists on insta – it has been used 137 times in relation to yoga in a city. Not the same.
Yogicity for Lovers of Yoga
Here is the what I mean by Yogicity. It is related to being a yogi, someone that lives a life in a yogic way, yes, they do yoga but it’s more that this – a way of life (see definition of yogi here on the Yoga Basics blog if you aren’t clear on this).
But in my context yogicity or yogic-ity means yogic things that we do collectively, as a noun. For example, egocentric people become egocentricity when categorised as a group by shared behaviour. So yogicity is the description used when yogic behaviour is identified and described. The city part is also conveniently related to the fact that a lot of yoci-city happens in cities where people (generally) have access to and greater inclination towards yoga and wellness. True.
- What are we doing when engaging in yogicity? Well, lots of things…Yogicity describes a group of people that obviously practice yoga (bedroom yogis included). But it’s much more than this…this group: Tries to be yogic and act in the ways of a yogi to whatever degree feels right for them
- Is health conscious and actually enjoy being healthy
- Just want to be on a deserted beach doing yoga
- Exercise because it’s good for wellbeing and gets them in the zone, not to look good in a mini skirt
- Love diversity off ALL kinds
- Are authentic and true to self
- Care about stuff that actually matters
I have just described myself to a point or a best version of myself.