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world-domination-yoga

We're not sure why the yoga world has an obsession with breaking world records, but it's been done, with motorcycles, by pregnant ladies and now Portland, Oregon is on the map for hosting the world's largest yoga chain. Dubbed "The Great Namaste" the event took place as part of the World Domination Summit 2014, a [...]

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beach-utk

As a yoga teacher, I get lots of questions about the alignment of poses. Should I throw my head back in upward facing dog? Should I reach for my feet in a seated forward fold? Should I squeeze my quads and lift my kneecaps in tadasana? My best answer to questions like these is usually it depends on your approach to your practice. From my perspective, there are two versions of nearly every yoga pose: the traditional version and the biomechanically-updated one.

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smartmat

Sci-fi yoga just got real. While we still await the integration of holograms, this super responsive SmartMat that senses your poses and talks to you from a device (read: if Siri taught yoga) is the next best thing upon this here Yogaship Enterprise. Heck, it's the next best thing to having a real human friend! [...]

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realyogaselfie-project-caitlin

There is a movement afoot. Yoga selfies are virtually ubiquitous in the internet age, but they haven't been without controversy. Are they inspiring? Are they discouraging? Are they perpetuating an unrealistic, stereotypical image of yoga? What's their intention, anyway? While some of us may be wondering, what's the big deal? There are others who might [...]

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urban-dictionary-yoga

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 was a momentous day for the modern yoga lexicon - "iPhone Yoga" was officially added to the Urban Dictionary! What is iPhone Yoga, you ask? Currently there is only one definition and it sounds like it fits. No, it's not about selfies, surprisingly. Upon further research we found there are a [...]

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gabriel-iglesias-conan-yoga

Comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias aka 'Fluffy' showed Conan O'Brien a few yoga moves Tuesday night and we're pretty sure a good time was had by all. There were Cats and Cows and Down Dogs and blood-filled pants! Iglesias has Type 2 Diabetes, as he explained to Conan, and his doctor told him he had [...]

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morning-gloryville-yoga-view

It's 6 a.m., you're up and ready to sweat. You grab your animal costume, your LED disco yoga mat and you're off to Brooklyn's own massive sober rave dance party where smoothies, yoga and voguing are your drugs of choice. Sounds like our usual morning! No this is not the next incarnation of Wanderlust, though [...]

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naked-rooftop-yogi

This just in: New Yorkers are running out of room to practice their yoga - they've taken to the rooftops! Apparently they're running out of clothing as well if this man doing his yoga practice on the roof of a building in nothing more than a thong is any indication. It's spacious, it's dangerous, it's the [...]

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Coregeous-baby1

Over my career I have worked with thousands of postpartum women who are chasing after the body they had pre-pregnancy. After one, two or several kids, a laundry list of body complaints plagues them

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body-image-yoga-panel

by Marla Mattenson The Practice of Leadership panel at the Yoga Journal LIVE! conference in San Diego last weekend was inspiring, thought provoking, and yet left me with more questions than answers. Moderator, Hala Khouri (Off the Mat), opened the panel with a grounded, clear protocol for sharing and expressing thoughts without attacking. She described the process of calling someone [...]

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