YogicSpiralPikesPeak… all covered with Yoga!

That’s right folks, as you may or may not have heard, Yogini and artist Kat Tudor will be leading the willing to the top of Pikes Peak to create “the world’s HIGHEST yogic spiral” next Wednesday. (More details HERE if you’re interested in joining.)

While we’re uncertain whether the yoga spiral will go down in the Guinness Book of World Records, the event will join a growing list of illustrious Rocky Mountain highests, the most recent of which was Kevin Bacon and his brother performing atop her purple mountain’s majesty and joining in what was allegedly“the world’s highest drum circle” this past June.

Since it can’t hurt to be aware of your historical antecedents, we turn once again to the Pikes Peak Library District’s wonderful YouTube collection of historical films from the Alexander Film Company for this: A 14,110-foot hoedown/square dance from 1963 (the video also includes construction footage from the erection of the spectacularly ugly visitor center, if you’re interested).

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4 Responses to On Top of Old Piiiikes Peeeeeeak…

  1. Matt M. says:

    Spectacularly ugly is right! I wonder what the people arriving on the cog thought as they reached the summit and got off the train in the middle of a hoedown? I’m impressed that neither the square dancers nor the construction workers seem to be breathing hard at 14K feet. Thanks for sharing.

  2. adam degraff says:

    they stole my idea!

    we should do an electro rave up there.

  3. Matt… I was wondering the same thing. There must be a pile bodies just outside the camera’s view.

  4. Chris N says:

    Those skirts at the hoedown might also work well at the yogic spiral?

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