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Lady Gaga ‘Uses Her Talent to Make This World Better, and That’s Because She Practices Yoga’

Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga. Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Oh, yoga. You’re probably going to do some after work. Maybe you got to a class this morning. Maybe you’re thinking about going, but you’re ultimately not going to go because you feel like yoga is a place where everyone has to show off, like they’re wearing clothes to Fashion Week or something, and you’d really just like to tell everyone in what orifice they can stick their wall-less forearm stands. Well speaking of show-offs, guess whose love of yoga was reaffirmed today? Lady Gaga’s! Her Bikram instructor Tricia Donegan spoke to T’s blog:

Lady Gaga must be a good yoga student since everyone is always commenting on her body.

Lady Gaga is something very special, because she is a woman of service. She uses her talent to make this world better, and that’s because she practices yoga. We are using her celebrityism so that people will listen. She is blessed that she has talent, but what’s special about her is that she’s going to change the world. When I teach yoga, I teach a practice of self-compassion. When you ask, how do I teach my clients, the answer is, the way they do anything is how they do everything. So if they’re successful in one part of their life, they will be successful in Bikram.

So anyway, the other thing that irks about yoga is how you can’t get there late, because if you interrupt the “om” stuff in the beginning, the teacher gets upset, but if you get there on time you have to listen to the beginning-of-the-class monologue about life and whatever trip to the Berkshires the instructor took recently. But, it’s not like you can QUIT doing yoga because you started and all, and now yoga-dropping (“Sorry I’m late, I was just at the hardest yoga class”) is a thing you do.

Lady Gaga’s Yoga Teacher Mouths Off