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Unless you're a yogi living in a cave, you've been privy to the gazillion ice bucket challenges gone viral to raise awareness and money for ALS research. Some videos have been hilarious, some have been epic fails, some have been emotionally moving, and some have even had a yoga theme. But, as a member of [...]

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Here's Danny Donachie, head of medical services at Everton Football Club, an English premier league soccer team, performing his ALS ice bucket challenge...in headstand! Which is some super impressive balancing, by the way, because that's A LOT of ice water. "I dedicated the challenge to BKS Iyengar who was an inspiration to me. I never [...]

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September 6th will be the 30th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Taken by a sudden heart attack while talking on the phone, his death was a huge shock. He was young—63—and very athletic, vital and energetic. Here one moment, gone the next.

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Yoga Journal’s September 2014 print edition made a big splash recently – and not in a good way. Critics were up in arms over the “Love Your Curves” article, one that seemed to cancel out it’s “love your body” mantra by the end of the article.

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We're so excited and proud to unveil our latest yogadork t-shirt: This Is My YOGA BODY. Because we support body positivity, we support the work of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, we support the mission behind movements like My Real Yoga Body and the #realyogaselfie project and we support the idea that yoga is [...]

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A thief is running rampant in NYC. His target? The sanctity of our yoga studios. This is NOT OK. YogaCityNYC reports that a man posing as a yoga student has visited eleven studios, having stolen from seven of them in the past year. His play goes like this: the man shows up ready to take [...]

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Clemson University's football coach shows us his unique style of yoga in this cute promotional video from the school's sports department. The usually intense Coach Brent Venebles' leads a somewhat intense, yet relaxed-ish yoga class with a bunch of willing, and maybe a tad confused, students. The YouTube description reads:  "Coach Venables isn't always the [...]

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Earlier this week YogaDork posted on Yoga Journal's latest body images issues, aka major problems. In the latest September YJ magazine, an article highlights women with curves, but instead of celebrating them, they're singled out as flaws and we're given tips on just the right way to hide them. In short, they got the positive [...]

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Yoga luminary and legend BKS Iyengar passed away today at the age of 95. We are deeply saddened by the loss but can not deny his amazing and full life. Modern yoga would not have been the same without him and that's a fact. If you're familiar with his teachings or any of his books [...]

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We are awaiting official reports, but it has been confirmed by sources close to the Iyengar family: It is with heavy hearts we report that world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar has passed from his earthly body. He was 96*. Iyengar was admitted to the hospital a week ago and was treated for breathlessness and low blood [...]

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