Yoga and the UFC: not the most obvious of pairings, but there's a little romance in it. For instance, Jimi Manuwa will face Alex Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night London light heavyweight tonight. But who's got the edge? Or we'll rephrase, who's doing yoga? Don't let their weight class fool you. As anyone could guess, both of [...]
And now for something completely silly and brainlessly entertaining. Bulldog yoga! If you weren't already aware, French bulldogs, and bulldogs of all types, seem to be especially huge fans of yoga. Sure, all canines appreciate the occasional feelgood up-and-downward dog, but these little smushface munchkin pups show it off with such exceeding dexterity and adorable [...]
Attention Austinites and those descending on the Texas capital this week, YD will be at South by Southwest (aka SXSW)! Head y'dork'll be co-presenting a panel AND teaching a morning yoga class to the sleepy nerds. Cue the geek meditation: There will be no MIT-designed disco yoga mat or high-tech posture-correcting gadget, BUT we will surely [...]
Stepping outside the perceived yoga "norms" of thin and stretchy folks sipping green smoothies and spouting quotes from a bottomless well of inspiration, somewhere in the middle of high-crime, poverty-level, gang-ridden neighborhoods, school kids stand strong in mountain pose. Some such kids currently reside in East Palo Alto, CA where they are faced with very [...]
By now we've all experienced our own range of reactions to Bikram Choudhury being accused of rape and sexual assault by several women. While some members of the yoga community have been moved to speak out, many more have resorted to staying silent (even though we've learned, for a grave a situation as this is, [...]
We’ve heard a lot about “yoga scandals” in the past several years: John Friend, Kausthub Desikachar, and most recently, Bikram Choudhury. Given that five separate lawsuits accusing Bikram of “rape, harassment, assault, discrimination and false imprisonment” have been filed, however, simply labeling it a “scandal” seems insultingly misleading. After all, we’re not talking about a prudish moral panic here: these are serious criminal charges.
Recent studies are calling into question what we really know about a wide range of health conditions: Placebo is often found to be as effective as conventional treatments. And the tendency to gloss over these findings with merely a warning against "fake medicine" overlooks more important implications.
And then, MenInYogaPants.com. Because surely we could all agree there just aren't enough men in yoga pants, nor pictures of men in yoga pants on the internets. Perhaps in proper response to the heinous multitude of sites dedicated to women in yoga pants, NY photographers Robert and Jacqueline decided it was time to give men [...]
Ever wonder what Broadway performers do to warm up before shows? Here's how "Jasmine" from Aladdin does it, with yoga. Multiple performances a week, sometimes more than one a day, can really take a toll on the bodies and minds of performers. For actress Courtney Reed, star of the new Broadway stage production of Aladdin, yoga [...]
his report on Bikram's rape accusations, that aired on last night's ABC's Nightline News, is everything from incredibly disturbing to deeply enraging to sadly depressing. Over the past year, we've read and discussed plenty about these accusations,