No, they are just very hip. Ground pose is fast becoming a staple pose, on par with look down pose. It's as if ones knees can no longer support their hip (ness) and the weight of The Supreme Mother of "I'm over it" (Gravity x Earth) has sucked Ones hipness into her. The whole thing is very karmic in nature, very cyclical , very french, very hip. Some points of note: new variations of Ground Posing move beyond simply acknowledging the ground and to truly embracing it. Full extension of ones limbs and true prostration are essential in being on the cutting edge of this type of hip.