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Bikram's non-copyrightable 26 pose sequence | image via http://www.bikramyogafleet.co.uk/

Remember when Bikram tried to copyright his yoga sequence of 26 poses? It didn't work. It didn't end there and it's not that simple. But there is good news. The latest update to the saga is that today, October 8th, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California sided with the previous ruling that Bikram [...]


A message from YD Founder and head yogadork Jennilyn Carson... I thought about writing out a longwinded post about the past 7 years, a manifesto of sorts filled with flowery language, deeply layered meanings, reflective analyses and sobering predictions. But then I thought, yeah, nah, that's not me. That's not this site. Instead, you'll just get [...]

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Celebrity foodie Nigella Lawson is joining the slow yoga revolution. We've heard of the slow food movement, but food experts joining slow yoga is a whole new twist on the familiar recipe. Lawson talks about her newfound yoga practice in the November issue of Good Housekeeping (UK). Her recent weight increase and subsequent weight loss [...]


by J. Brown Once heralded and esteemed, yoga conferences have lost much of their appeal as livelier yoga festivals have come into emergence and birthed new forms of yoga events. Large-scale gatherings and demonstrations, happening under the auspices of group yoga practice, are setting new precedents and are emblematic of ever expanding roles yoga is [...]


If you're a desk dweller, the end is nigh! We've heard that a lot, the bad things that can happen from sitting for too long. It's true, we as modern people just don't get up and MOVE enough. Some people swear by standing desks, which are a great alternative to get you on your feet, [...]

At-home practice. | image via yoogaia facebook

If you're streaming pre-recorded yoga classes online, apparently you're doing it all wrong. Now technology allows for yoga teachers to give live, personal instructions from virtually anywhere in the world. We wrote about the Finland-based company Yoogaia last year. At that point, they were riding high on a wave of crowdfunded bliss after raising 192,172 euro [...]

John Boehner employing his finger and face yoga. | photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Boehner known for his orange aura and solid grimace skills, and also for being the speaker of the House, announced his surprise retirement on Friday. But that wasn't the biggest news, because he also announced that he's...a yogi. When pressed about his "rumored" yoga fandom, Boehner did not flinch. Oh no, the government, er [...]


It's been a while since we heard anything about the Bikram rape cases. If you're just tuning in, six women have filed lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury, and by extension Bikram’s Yoga College of India, claiming a range of sexual assault and gender violence offenses, among others. Here are a few links to catch up: Bikram [...]


All together now... Awwwwwmmmmm... This kitty cat yoga class thing has got some claws! And we have to say, the adorableness does not get old. Vancouver is the latest city to embrace the furry feline-asana with a kitty class to raise awareness and funds for a local shelter. The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (or [...]


by Jillian Pransky Autumn is a time of transformation in the environment. And nature outside always affects our nature inside us. As the trees go back into their roots, we are also afforded the opportunity to draw in, retreat, reflect and reconnect. In fact, many spiritual traditions use this season to reflect on behavior and [...]

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Are you competitive in yoga class? Maybe not on purpose? Or maybe it's a internal competitiveness either for a personal goal....or maybe you're feeling just a bit self-judgmental. (Did we make up a new term?) Essentially, we're a pretty competitive society (hello, capitalism!) - it often helps us understand progress and encourages us to reach [...]


We don't normally write about every single yoga reference in pop culture - because there are A LOT these days - but while watching this year's Emmy Awards our yogapop meter readings were off the charts, to where we started keeping track of all the yoga mentions. We know celebrities practice yoga - stars, they're [...]


Failure is a universal human experience—it’s just part of life that things will happen that you don’t want to happen.

When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony.

Veteran yoga class at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. | image credit: Don Bartletti/LA Times

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is upset about the government practicing yoga. According to the Kentucky Senator's Waste Report, which is intended to highlight examples of wasteful spending by the U.S. government, yoga has been a egregious leach of taxpayers' money with the Department of State, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and [...]