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Open Thread: How Are Bikram Choudhury’s Rape Charges Affecting Bikram Yoga? Teachers, Students, Studio Owners – Let’s Talk

2 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

In light of multiple lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury alleging sexual assault and rape – there are six, presently – the Bikram Yoga community is now left to figure out what next. This post is intended to open a discussion forum,...Show More Summary

Christian Evangelist Pat Robertson Warns Yoga Leads to Hindu God Worship

3 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

File under: Yogaphobia. Oh, Pat. Most of us know Pat Robertson is bat turd crazy, right? (Sorry. No judgement.) The 84-year-old conservative Christian evangelist still speaks on TV, dispensing his advice on the American public through...Show More Summary

Feeling Sick? To Teach Or Not To Teach

5 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Yesterday morning I woke up with a sensation that’s all too familiar, a little scratchiness at the back of my throat. That’s how a cold/flu/sinus infection always starts for me. I’ve been throwing some herbal defenses its way and it doesn’t seem to be getting worse, but it’s not getting better either—yet. Show More Summary

Personal Sovereignty in the Yoga World

Once again, Bikram Choudhury is in the news...and not in a good way (cue up Britney Spears' Oops I Did it Again). In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a Bikram fan and never have been. There's a...

Stretching Is In Your Brain: A New Paradigm of Flexibility and Yoga (PART 1)

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

In yoga, we tend to place a lot of emphasis on stretching as a means toward more flexibility. But what actually happens in our body when we stretch? Most of us envision our bodies as consisting of play-doh like tissues that we pull on...Show More Summary

YD LOTW: Reaching Teen Boys with Yoda Yoga, Dispelling ‘Yoga Body’ Myth, What Yoga Teachers Have in Common with Kanye

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. Show More Summary

Watch ‘Aliza and the Mind Jar’, the Inspiring Story of Yoga and Mindfulness at a Girls School in the Bronx

6 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

If you’re feeling down, this video will make your day. Kelli Love is a full-time staff member at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC where she is the in-house yoga and mindfulness teacher. Every student at Girls Prep takes part in the yoga and mindfulness curriculum which is a school-wide offering. Show More Summary

Another New Rape Suit Against Bikram Choudhury Makes It the Sixth, and It Keeps Getting Worse

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

A new lawsuit claims Bikram Choudhury repeatedly sexually assaulted, raped, and harassed a female yoga teacher over the course of several years. The suit, filed Friday, February 13, 2015, makes it the sixth formal complaint against Choudhury involving sexual abuse and/or rape. Show More Summary

Judge Rules Bikram Choudhury Will Face Most of Rape Allegations, Case Will Go To Trial

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

An update on the rape allegations. Bikram Choudhury will face almost all of the rape and sexual violence claims brought against him by a former teacher trainee, a Los Angeles judge ruled earlier this month. The lawsuit, one of five Bikram...Show More Summary

London Yoga Time-Lapse Reminds Us To Slow Down (VIDEO)

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

We don’t usually post a lot of videos like this but we’re sharing this one for two reasons: 1) While the yoga and yogi appear to be the focus at first, it’s the people walking by that quickly become the real main subject. 2) Time-lapse video is pretty fantastic in its juxtapositions of time. Show More Summary

Montana Lawmaker Was Just Kidding About Making Yoga Pants Illegal, Says Montana Lawmaker

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

So, about that yoga pants ban. People of Montana, give your yoga pants a big hug tonight, you are still free to wear them without fear of reprimand, at least by the police. David Moore, the Republican representative who said yoga pants...Show More Summary

Man Sets World Record for 40-Hour Yoga Marathon, Dedicates It To Indian Prime Minister

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Yoga marathon: oxymoron or samadhi-in-training? Some of us only wish we could practice yoga ALL the time. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily involve the physical practice of posing on our mats for 24 hours straight. Or for 40 hours,...Show More Summary

6 Benefits of Social Media for Kids Yoga Instructors

Social Media is a way of connecting, branding and sharing information online. If you haven't already taken the plunge into social media here are 6 benefits of social media for kids yoga instructors. ...

YogaDork Giveaway: ‘Calm Body, Clear Mind’ Stress-Relieving DVD by Jillian Pransky

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Baby, it’s cold outside. But we think we have something that will warm you up. How about an awesome 75 minutes of yoga, meditation and relaxation wherever and whenever you like? You may want to put your Valentine’s plans on hold. This is heart restoration at its finest. Show More Summary

Yoga for Special Needs Online Course Access

5 kids yoga teacher training webinars, Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual plus access to YIMS Teacher's Lounge, kids yoga online training ...

Why Listening to Your Body Might Not Be Enough

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

If you practice yoga, you’ve probably heard the entreaty, “Listen to your body.” It’s good, sound advice. When you embark on any physical practice, it’s important to know and respect your body’s limits. Those limits can change over time,...Show More Summary

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Pelvis

After getting into yoga I became a geek for all things body-related. I suddenly started using the term psoas regularly. I would sit in crowded places just watching people's gait (I still do this all the time). I tried all...

Montana Politician Wants To Outlaw Yoga Pants For Indecent Exposure

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Dear Montana, hide your yoga pants, they could soon be outlawed. Wear them in public and you could be arrested. This is true. We would joke about something so serious? Montana Rep. David Moore, R-Missoula, a crotchety crusader of decency, wants to expand the state’s indecent exposure law and take away your right to wear yoga pants in public. Show More Summary

Loving-Kindness Meditation for Kids and Valentines

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Incorporating holiday themes into kids’ yoga classes is a fantastic way to expand on the meaning of any holiday, and may present the opportunity to incorporate some basic yoga philosophy into your classes. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, try integrating the theme of Loving-Kindness into your kids’ yoga classes. Show More Summary

CNN Ranks Yoga Instructor in Top 100 Careers with ‘Big Growth, Great Pay’ But Forgets One Thing

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

If you think yoga teacher is a dream job, you might want to keep your day job. CNNMoney/PayScale’s top 100 careers “with big growth, great pay and satisfying work” is out and you’ll never guess what made the list. OK, you can probably...Show More Summary

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