No pain, no gain. Force yourself. Train mean eat clean. Once exercise was all about the aggressive approach, pushing your body hard, and to hell with your mind, others, or the rest of your life. It was punishment to be endured. And yoga, that was about clearing your mind. Focus. Get on the mat. And tune out from everyone else.
But things are changing, and there seems to be a liberation from this convention. Physical and mental, exercise and fun, solo and social, fun and healthy, zen and zing – this is the era of yoga socials.