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This woman really wants
attention to inspire you with yoga. So much so that's she's willing to work on her Dancer's Pose while standing on a ledge on a New York City skyscraper without a safety net.
Rachele Brooke Smith didn't get the accolades she was looking for, though, as her Facebook page is overrun with commenters telling her this is "not yoga," and that "this is the stupidest stunt."
One Facebook user said: "'Pushing yourself harder' doesn't mean risking your life for a shock factor. This is NOT what yoga is about. I am so tired of seeing all of these yoga fanatics trying to do poses off of cliffs and other unsafe backdrops just to "Instagram" it. Let's not forget the reason behind why we practice and do not lose sight of the spirituality and selflessness yoga teaches us and inspires in us. It's personal. Not showy."
In her defense, Smith said posing off the side of a building is totally safe. "I did feel safe on that ledge otherwise I would never have done it. I practice every day and feel extremely confident in the moves that I was doing," Smith told Today.
· 'This is Pure Ego, Not Yoga' [Daily Mail]
· Stunning or Dangerous Stunt? Yoga Pose on Ledge Sparks Debate [Today]
· Inside the Lucrative World of Yoga Instagrammers [Racked]