Washington Post Competitive Yoga? Not a Stretch It’s hard to accept the idea that the practice of yoga can be inserted into a competitive system in which one practitioner is matched against others. But Bikram Choudhury, the India-born guru and businessman, likes being outside the mainstream of yoga.
In a pose called the standing full bow, (Sonja) Wyche does the splits while standing, pulling her back leg forward with both hands until her foot touches the back of her head. It’s moves like that — ones that require a trifecta of strength, flexibility and balance — that landed her in second place out of 16 women in a regional contest in November.