And then there was that time College Humor made a video about "Gandhi" doing yoga, not decades ago, but NOW, as in a modern day yoga class. And man, OH, man, is it one zinger after another aimed directly at western yoga culture not having one single Krishna-loving clue. There's Coldplay, juice fasting, certified (certified) [...]
This is just about the coolest, yogadorkiest meditation video we've had the pleasure of discovering on the interwebs. Sure, meditation helps us relax, focus, and feel good, but did you know about all the fascinating science stuff? In just 3 minutes there are more juicy science-y tidbits in this cute video than you could possibly remember [...]
Take some time for yourself this winter and enjoy an all-inclusive getaway to Costa Rica with YogaWorks director of Restorative Therapeutics, Jillian Pransky, MARCH 7-14, 2015. Pravassa Wellness Travel is offering friends of YogaDork a $200 savings to join in. Watch the sun set over the ocean and enjoy nightly beach bonfires. Experience a traditional [...]
Silent music to your ears? The Gods of yoga and opera have joined together for a match made in “an inner journey of mindfulness, with periods of meditation, rest, communal eating and a gentle yoga session” heaven. As part of the four-hour long performance (note: that's really long, even for an opera) audience members will be [...]
Yoga is for everyone and we're glad that people (AKA the internets) are finally starting to take notice. This recent post from magical listicle site BuzzFeed highlights the many curvy yogis who proudly post instagram photos of themselves practicing yoga with tags like #curvyyoga.* Bravo, ladies. And bravo Buzzies for pointing to the powerful positive body [...]
Let’s say you hear that a yoga studio is closing. You might be all, “Fail!” Hey, that’s how we’ve been culturally trained to see things. Closing = failing.
What we think a successful yoga operation looks like goes something like this: a beautiful zen space, a perfect-setting location, a huge schedule of 4+ classes a day 7 days a week, a large diverse line-up of teachers, and classes that anyone can walk in to – and anyone can be challenged in.
Incorporating partner poses in your kids’ yoga classes is an excellent way to teach concepts of teamwork, trust and communication. I’ll be the first to admit that when I am in a yoga class and the teacher asks us to find a partner my initial reaction is to tense up and think, “Oh man, really?” Yet, once I open myself to the experience I find myself playing like a kid and I am able to connect with a person I may otherwise never have spoken to.
It's time to face your yoga. Literally. We're hearing about face gyms popping up and you know what that means: we must brace ourselves for the face yoga craze. Yes, we said face gym. And this could potentially lead to the next biggest thing in yoga outside of secret underground meditation sessions and detox/retox brewery-asana. [...]
This may (not) come as a surprise, but around these parts we wear little more than yoga pants and comfy, cozy, cute shirts whenever possible. (We know, you're not surprised.) Lucky for us, our latest 'Dorkasana' shirts designed by the fabulous Emily Laflin totally fit the bill. We debuted this adorkable design at the end [...]
We know that health is typically a biggie when it comes to New Year's resolutions, but this infographic shows how yoga, specifically, was a buzzworthy topic this year. Through the very group therapy-sounding method of "social listening" - basically crunching social media chatter - online marketing agency Meltwater was able to deduce that health and better [...]
We've come across some interesting yoga teacher bios in our days but these are really something of a modern yoga masterpiece in a trademarked utopia of enlightened yoga capitalism. Is it a cheeky New Yorker article or the roster for the next Wanderlust Festival? Maybe hard to tell! Reading like a piece from The Onion, Sarah [...]
You're not hallucinating, people have willingly chosen to do yoga on a thick sheet of freezing cold ice. It may have had something to do with the presence of strapping Vancouver Canuck Shawn Matthias, along with fellow handsome teammates Alex Burrows, Bo Horvat, and Zack Kassian, yogaing, getting twisted, and breathing hot air steam clouds [...]
Transformation is a catchword in yoga circles. Wanting to see things change, both personally and societally, is often what motivates people to practice. But the ability to bring about change does not always correspond with things getting better. Life has a curious way of balancing our desire for something new with the obstinate reality of the way things are.
If you're in the market for a new mala and just can't decide between the rose quartz and the gilted logo of a major brand of yoga clothing, then this is your lucky day. Hear ye, hear ye...you can now purchase your very own Lululemon Practice Patience Mala for $108 which includes such beautiful features as [...]