Have you been keeping up with the evolution of positive body image awareness in yoga? The love your body message has made it all the way to the pages and the cover of what many of us might have considered to be the antithesis of body positivity before now: Yoga Journal. But the folks at [...]
Underwater yoga: is this becoming a thing? Pranayama techniques just got real. Here are some photos of Scott Cole, a yoga teacher and general fitness coach practicing his best seaweed poses. The best part? These photos are taken in his friend's private home in LA. Must be nice! We're just hoping it doesn't normally double [...]
When most people think of flexibility, they picture someone like a dancer, a gymnast, or a yogi - someone who can easily move their body into deep-looking shapes like full forward splits (hanumanasana) or yoga’s king pigeon pose (eka pada rajakapotasana). But most people are operating under an incomplete definition of what
Advertising for yoga classes: you're doing it wrong. Unfortunately, the yearly 9/11 anniversary inevitably gets exploited in some distasteful way, but we somehow least expected it (or would like to least expect it) from a yoga studio. However, a Bikram studio in Arlington, Virginia did not get the memo, and went ahead with promoting their “9+11=20% [...]
Johnny Mathis is not just the guy you hear on late night infomercials for music anthologies of yesteryear, though he IS releasing a new box set of songs. Sure, your parents, or maybe even grandparents (what year is this?) will talk of him fondly, but truly this guy is a classic American singer, well-known for [...]
I have practiced Iyengar yoga for 41 years, although my practice was sporadic in the early days. My husband Lindsey and I made our first journey to Pune in 1976 to study with B.K.S. Iyengar 39 years ago. I have made that journey, mostly with Lindsey around 23 times.
They promised they'd be back and here it is, another killer episode from the "Posers" web series. This week Meg and Cait confront the pressures of moisture-wicking yoga pants, "dressing the part," and living up to their "dreamalities," which all sounds a bit too familiar in this modern and trendy yoga world. Can they find [...]
When I meet someone who is new to yoga and they learn that I am a teacher, they always say the same thing: "I went to a yoga class and it was really hard." While it's encouraging that so many people are trying yoga, that their early experiences always feel like "hard work" is unfortunate. Setting this precedent becomes the basis for many of the pitfalls that betide practitioners today.
If you haven't noticed yoga has a diversity issue, you may be blissfully blind to color, or you may be white. There have been more than a few articles recently pointing out the whiteness of yoga in America as its popularity continues to expand. But despite what we see in the media, black people DO [...]
Earlier this week Yoga Alliance quietly announced in an email to its members that Richard Karpel, President of Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance Registry, will be stepping down later this year. This is somewhat unnerving and unfortunate news. Some may remember Karpel joined the organization as president in 2012 and basically saved YA from [...]