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Wanderlust, one of the biggest yoga festivals keeps growing - an example of yoga's popularity on the rise. | photo credit: Ali Kaukas

Yoga controversies seem so rampant you'd think Kanye was behind them. Or at least Kim. The latest brush with trouble comes from Ottawa, Canada on the subject of cultural appropriation - a hot (and quite necessary) topic as of late. If you're just tuning in, the controversy involves a free University of Ottawa yoga class [...]


by Mariam Gates Are you feeling it yet? How the beginning of the holiday season can quickly turn yours and your families’ life into a tailspin? This time of year can often feel more like a never-ending list of ‘to dos.’ A pressure cooker exploding with tension for things to be perfect, rather than a [...]


Recently, a study revealed that yoga is safe for pregnant women. The study was done on healthy women with low-risk pregnancies who practiced 26 yoga postures that were found in the end to have no negative effect on the mother or fetus. Pregnant women everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief


If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em? As yoga continues to grow, so does the number of yoga-offering venues, but how many of them will soon be owned by the same corporate companies? Though more people are practicing yoga, ironically, the yoga studio business is not exactly a hot venture (except for maybe the hot [...]


I remember my first Bikram Yoga class like it was yesterday. I was an undergrad student, overwhelmed and insecure, so it’s no surprise that I was captivated by the ad entitled: “Look great naked!”. I was immediately transfixed because a) I had never seen beads of sweat drip off of me like that before, and b) I had no idea that yoga meant kicking my own butt into submission.

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Another former employee sues Bikram Choudhury. This is becoming a broken record and one that needs changing. The latest lawsuit against Choudhury and Bikram Yoga alleges a former teacher-training recruiter was fired for being pregnant, and perhaps more glaringly, for not playing along with what was an allegedly super shady way of doing business. Sharon [...]

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Are you a pregnant yogi? We've heard so much about yoga being good for pregnancy, but is it really, as in, scientifically proven to be safe for pregnancy? We don't always need science to convince us of things we feel in our bodies, but then again it's nice to have studies to support the gazillions [...]

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Far be it from us to find merriment in another's failure. ahem. But we really can't help it with this. Yoga Fails are something to laugh at because we all have them, and it just so happens this compilation is pretty dang hilarious. You may already be able to sense the shenanigans by these photos [...]

Figure 1. Photo courtesy of Jill Miller and Victory Belt Publishing from The Roll Model - A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and LIve Better in Your Body

by Lisa Sanson "Sitting is the new smoking"? Yes, I am suggesting that sitting negatively affects your deep low back muscle, the quadratus lumborum (QL), just as smoking negatively affects the lungs, and both can create dis-ease/disease in the body. In this analogy, the QL can be thought of as the lungs of the lower back. [...]


Yoga stunts are the new yoga stunts. Talk about being structurally sound. We don't care how proper the alignment is, you will not catch us popping poses on a 900-foot long see-through glass bridge hinging between two mountains 600 feet above the ground...which is exactly what is happening in these pictures where 100 brave women did [...]


For when you want to terrify your friends. You can now turn yourself into a meditating Donald Trump. Thanks to the warped minds at Grokker, dropping a headshot into their TrumpMeOver machine will churn you out into a version of a Trump-asana, pumpkin bouffant and all. (Beware, it's animated and has a life of its own.) [...]


New York City is full of cultural treasures. And with yoga studios on every corner, yoga mats an ubiquitous accessory bopping through the streets, and kirtan pouring out of windows on a wave of incense, the city also happens to be full of India's cultural treasures, too. Or at least, remnants of them. Luckily we [...]

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by J. Brown The continued rise of Instagram-influenced yoga has led to a new wave of criticism among East-Indians and academics alike. Accusations of cultural appropriation are being levied just as long-held myths are being debunked. Many earnest practitioners find themselves confused by the discord between what they see and read in the media and the experience [...]


Breaking news...Bikram Yoga Soho is the first in Manhattan to drop the Bikram name. In operation for a few years, Bikram Yoga Soho opened amidst the beginning of the rape lawsuits filed against Bikram Choudhury -- which would total six to date and which are still ongoing. Based upon customer feedback and their own issues [...]

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