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We've joked about snowga before; it's been such a snowy winter, what else are we to do? But the snowga is real. For the uninitiated, or living in warmer climes, snowga = yoga + snow. Because neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night stay these yogis from the swift completion of their [...]

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This is a public service announcement: At-home yoga is great. At-home yoga can be one of the most wonderful practices and habits one could pick up for overall health and wellness. At-home yoga should be practiced in the clear of sharp objects, furniture and living breathing creatures who could get the kibble knocked out of [...]

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Aw, dino, don't get sour. We all have our limitations. Somebody get this dinoyogi some props! We're sure we all have moments like this. #roawwwrrommmm This cute illustration by artist queenmob caught our eye on Threadless. The print is available in t-shirts, wall art and iphone cases. We want it on socks, can we get [...]

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What's all this about balls and tissues? And what does it have to do with your body and yoga? YD had a chance to ask Jill Miller, founder of Yoga Tune Up and author of The Roll Model, a few questions about her highly reviewed and mightily thorough new book as well as her method of [...]

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A letter from a Bikram Yoga teacher addresses the greater Bikram community, calling on them to drop their fears, to speak up and sign the petition asking that Bikram Choudhury step down, shedding light on the shift that is happening within the Bikram yogasphere. Shared Tuesday on the newly created The Request for Bikram to Step Down [...]

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Just because you can do a pose does not mean that you should. These are poses that I have retired from my repertoire. Retired. They made my hips, knees, and spine click and pop and are not suitable for my body.

Yoga in a broad sense can help with posture, but it can also be a posture killer and a pain generator. Yoga poses are therapeutic only if you do them with attention to foundational posture and with the consciousness that each individual is a unique living ecosystem. Many yoga trainings pay little attention to the importance of anatomy and physiology as they relate to poses, movement, and each individual’s structure at that point in time.

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Given the patriarchal history of yoga and society, the predominance of women in yoga classes and the marketing efforts to entice men is not only profoundly ironic but indicative of changing gender dynamics. As universal concepts continue to be teased out of the dogmas, we are challenged to let go of deeply ingrained modes of communicating. While both men and women need to play a role in restoring mutuality, it behooves men to bear the greater burden.

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A Change.org petition is calling for Bikram Choudhury to resign as CEO of Bikram Yoga, Inc. and requests that his name, image and person be removed from the brand. The petition, addressed to the Bikram Yoga Headquarters and created by former Bikram teacher Chantelle Edwards, goes on to say that the presence of Bikram Choudhury has made [...]

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Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. A CT scan revealed the [...]

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We want kids to pay attention and focus in school, but have we given them the tools to do it? For the fourth graders at PS 205 in Bayside, Queens, a weekly yoga program is helping them learn just that. Facilitated by Little Flower Yoga, a NY-based organization bringing yoga and mindfulness to kids and teens, [...]

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Pope Francis has caused quite a stir for being "liberal" on subjects the Catholic Church is traditionally conservative or silent about, like homosexuality and feminism. So commenting on yoga was the only obvious next step in his liberal agenda. But did he go ahead and diss it? In a January 9th Vatican Radio address, Pope [...]

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File under: Yogaphobia. Oh, Pat. Most of us know Pat Robertson is bat turd crazy, right? (Sorry. No judgement.) The 84-year-old conservative Christian evangelist still speaks on TV, dispensing his advice on the American public through his “The 700 Club” show broadcasted every weekday on ABC Family via his Christian Broadcasting Network like the super [...]

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Yesterday morning I woke up with a sensation that’s all too familiar, a little scratchiness at the back of my throat. That’s how a cold/flu/sinus infection always starts for me. I’ve been throwing some herbal defenses its way and it doesn’t seem to be getting worse, but it’s not getting better either—yet.

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In light of multiple lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury alleging sexual assault and rape - there are six, presently - the Bikram Yoga community is now left to figure out what next. This post is intended to open a discussion forum, to create a dialogue and to bring to light any questions, concerns and thoughts held [...]

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