Star Wars yoga is a real thing: Watch a guy teach the AT-AT pose

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:31 AM EDT (Updated)

You can rent a yoga mat for this if you don't have your own, but keep in mind that they come from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

If you live in a major metropolitan area, you are probably aware that yoga is a pretty big deal. But you know what demographic yoga hasn't really reached yet -- Star Wars fans. And there are a lot of us, so, hey, that's a big untapped market.

Well, if you are a Jedi or Sith who was considering yoga but wasn't sure if it was right for him, then your day has finally come.  Matthew Latkiewicz from You Will Not Believe has crafted a whole yoga routine dedicated to the Star Wars franchise. So instead of all the boring, typical poses, we've got ones where you pretend to be R2-D2, Chewbacca and even an AT-AT. You'll breathe like Darth Vader, get trapped in carbonite like Han Solo, and even ride a speeder bike.

TIME’s social media producer, Allie Townsend, hung out with Latkiewicz in New York's Central Park, where they videotaped some of the poses. Even if yoga isn't your thing, it's still funny enough to merit a watch.

All in all, these are pretty fun and not all that far off from actual yoga. Our only criticism is the use of the term "midichlorians." If you want to convince Star Wars fans that yoga is worth a shot, don't bring that prequel nonsense to the table.

And be sure to check out our gallery of a few more poses not featured in the video.

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