Go to any major city in the United States, and you’ll see the signs: gleaming studios in trendy neighborhoods, mats peeking out of $200 leather tote bags on the metro, and Lululemon stores with motivational phrases splashed on their window displays. Yoga has been thoroughly commodified, and it’s everywhere.
After meeting with a student a few weeks in a row, she looked over at me and said, “You were nice to me for the first few weeks. It’s so much harder now!” I smiled and told her that was just the way I like it. But silently, I scanned through what we had done. It wasn’t wildly complicated—I hadn’t planned for […]
Oh, nature. Perfect for deep contemplation, observing awe-inspiring wonders and, oh yes, attempting risky yoga photos that are ill-advised but end up as internet magic. Let this be a lesson to us all! (Kidding, we won’t learn, will we?) When Twitter user Chisamariee tried her bow pose as a human bridge across this rocky river, well, [...]
Yoga keeps growing and seemingly so do the yoga-related injuries. And, surprise surprise, it’s not just students who are getting the injuries—though often we as a community don’t really like to talk about such things, whether the problems come directly from yoga or were exacerbated by the chosen practice. A few weeks ago, Jill Miller, [...]
Let’s be honest, catching hilarious moments like this is half the reason we set up a camera during yoga practice, right? We’re pretty great at producing the yoga comedy ourselves but add a toddler and it’s magic time! In the case of little Jude here, the joke is on his mom who thought she was [...]
If you’re traveling by plane this holiday season, you can rejoice in knowing there may be plenty of opportunities to yoga away your stress before you hit the friendly skies. More and more airports in major cities are opening up special yoga spaces and yoga rooms like San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas Fort-Worth, and some [...]
Have you ever thought about the distinct movements that each of your joints make? Perhaps after you’ve rolled an ankle or tweaked your knee in Trikonasana? Or maybe you wonder what your hip joint is doing in your favorite Pigeon variation?
Oh, Larry. Lar Lar. Larrycakes. Lar-man. In case you were wondering what happens when you bring Larry David to yoga class, wonder no more. This clip from the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 will solve that burning query. In the episode, entitled “Namaste,” Larry and his pal Leon end up in yoga [...]
November 13, 2017 Bikram Choudhury files for bankruptcy—a slick move in a sleazy situation. Have we reached a day of reckoning? Recent allegations against Hollywood big shots and political figures might suggest that. But the series of sexual misconduct outings and subsequent social media backlashes do not equal justice. And apparently, in the case of [...]