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 Wolverhampton. #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 In Wolverhampton
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 brilliant 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 – it’s not a thing they do to get thin or look good
- Long to be on a deserted beach practicing yoga
- Exercise because it’s good for wellbeing and gets them in the zone, not to look good in a mini skirt
- Hardly wear mini skits btw. Even though they probably look good in them. This is because they don’t gravitate toward anything showy or blingy
- On this, they love understatement and thoughtfulness over bling and big spenders
- Believe the mind is just a small part of who we are
- Believe in or are learning about the ‘energic body’ e.g. chakra system
- Love diversity off ALL kinds and like finding beauty in unexpected places
- Don’t consider beauty to be about appearances – they appreciate all types of beauty
- Are authentic i.e. they try to be their true self and are conscious of ego and what that means
- Practice meditation or mindfulness
- Believe in time for self and try to make time for self
- May be veggie or vegan or simply concerned with organic farming
- Have tendencies towards alternative medicines, Ayurveda and therapies
- Care about the environment, where their clothes are made and from what material
I will probably add to this definition of yogicity as time goes on, but actually I have just described myself to a point or a best version of myself. This is from the heart which makes me feel a little bit vulnerable as most people, even those close to me won’t realise that this is me as I am a bedroom yogi. This is for all those wanting to know more about yoga in Wolverhampton.