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
The controversial spotlight this week seems to be shining on a newborn Facebook page: Fifty Shades of Yoga. A promo page for an upcoming coffee table—or bathroom magazine rack—book: “Fifty Shades Of Yoga will be an elegant, high end photography …
From the department of tropical paradise yoga with supermodels, we bring you this twisted lunge with Gisele Bundchen. Can't fault her form at all, so might as well enjoy the view. Here's how to do this pose if you want to try it at home. Bring your own island retreat.
Jay Fields isn’t afraid to confront the grace and grit of both teaching yoga and living life. She digs into these subjects regularly on her blog, Grace and Grit. In her new book, Teaching People, Not Poses: 12 Principles for Teaching Yoga with Integrity, she explores how to find expertise and vulnerability as a yoga [...]
We feel a little PBS fundraiser-ish around here sometimes – for just $50 you’ll get a DVD and commemorative bookmark! We have Bill Cosby on the phone right now taking your calls! – but yoga is no stranger to this new and wild world of online crowdfunding and we’re happy [...] The post Help BKS Iyengar Feature Documentary Film Get Finished appeared first on YogaDork.
In this posture lab offered by YogaWorks teacher trainer, Melanie Metzler, we explore Puppy Dog. Puppy Dog is a preparatory pose for Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog. Since Downward Facing Dog is one of the most widely us...
Most of us know Mark Zuckerberg as the CEO of Facebook, but there are a lot of interesting facts about this young billionaire that you all must know. Celebrating his 29th birthday, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know …