One of the internet’s greatest gifts is cat videos. I could spend hours watching cat videos and marveling at what amazing creatures cats are. So can millions of other people, which is why there is such a crazy amount of cat videos on YouTube. Cat yoga videos are pretty great, too. Vice.com decided to study [...]
Today’s the day. Civil rights case pitting Sedlock v. Baird, parents v. school, religion v. yoga, goes on trial today in Encinitas, CA. The Sedlocks, parents of a child in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) who have evangelical Christian roots and support, claim that free twice-weekly 30-minute yoga classes threaten religious freedom and, [...]Show More Summary
Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my students and clients to build self-esteem and intuition, hear your truth, make wise, ...
They say “imitation is the highest form of flattery,” but when does “imitation” become a something you hide behind that covers up your true nature, voice and actions as a yoga teacher? These are the questions I’ve begun to ask …
As the lush, green hills of Northern California turn brown once again, we are reminded that summer is here. There is no clearer sign to me that we are transitioning from vassant ritu [spring] to grishma ritu [summer] which lasts …
Whenever I get on my mat, whether at home or while I'm waiting for a class to start, I like to do this little warm-up sequence, which begins with pelvic tilts. Often, I haven't even realized that my back was hurting until I begin to work it out with these subtle spinal movements. Show More Summary
The tropical yoga retreat experience – a time to get away, rest, and reconnect. Costa Rica has become a primary yoga destination for people from around the world. What really happens in the retreat setting? IAYB sponsor Anamaya Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica is situated on a cliff in the jungle looking over the Pacific [...]
As life would have it, this week was brushed with bittersweetness. Mid-May always ushers in the sense of ending – like graduations and season or series finales (byebye The Office! tear) – AND the promise of new beginnings (SYTYCD! we’re super fans) and new adventures as we wait for unofficial summer [...]Show More Summary
Saucha (aka cleanliness) is a piece of the ancient yogic texts that is alive and thriving in the 2013 yogasphere. And for those of us NYC yogis who are not only seeking to be free in spirit and stinkiness, but also in body hair, consider Shobha your new saucha sanctuary. The ShobhaTeam stresses [...]
I recently had a week of down time. Even though I was taking classes in something I enjoy, I was away from my daily routine. I was also away from my computer (although I did check email on my phone)....
Sorry Britney fans, but your girl's yoga poses from Shape Magazine (check the The Daily Mail for the pics) are making me cringe. Her warrior II looks super awkward. Her... Read Full Post
Kula Annex, one of the few studios with a positive space initiative, apparently offers “consent cards” to indicate if you want to be touched for adjustments (or anything) in their yoga classes. As they state on their Facebook page: we keep green + purple consent cards that read “yes, thank you” and “no, thank you.” we [...]
What is Yoga? An ancient, healing practice? A good stretch and stress reliever? Something cool celebrities do? The reason we live in yoga pants? Maybe all that and more? How can we make sense of thousands of years of yoga in a contemporary world of uber-commercialization? So many questions! Political [...]Show More Summary
We can add Britney Spears’ name to the celebrities-doing-yoga list, joining the ranks with peeps like Russell Brand, Adam Levine, Demi Moore, Lady Gaga…the list goes on and on. “I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition ...
In his bestseller Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment, yoga legend David Romanelli uses funny, honest, personal tales to guide us to life's true happy place that lies within us. Dave also deals with the subject of happiness in a wonderful online article titled Happiness: 3 amazing tips from the world's oldest case study. Show More Summary
Whoa, it’s another “controversial” ad from lululemon. Featured on the back cover of the May issue of Yoga Journal, the ad highlights a quote by Chris Chavez, a Vancouver-based “Elite Lululemon Ambassador.” I just found out about it today on Facebook because I never read YJ. Lululemon is clearly trying to provoke some kind of [...]
By now we probably all know that we create our own suffering, right? I mean, we know that. We read it, we hear it, but just because we know something doesn’t mean that information does us a lick of good. …
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And then there was Fat Yoga. It’s the name and the cause of a new studio in Portland, OR. (And Stumptown seriously only gets number 8 on the Top 10 Us Yoga Cities? pssht.) Yep, the studio is called Fat Yoga, and owner Anna Ipox is not shy about it. ”I [...] The post Fat Yoga Studio Opens in Portland appeared first on YogaDork.
The following is an excerpt from Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body by Carol A. Horton. Stay tuned for the giveaway! From Meditation to Commodification: Promise & Perils of American Yoga Although it was years ago now, I distinctly remember the first [...]Show More Summary