Yogsters and yoga pants wearers can now add H&M to the long list of others when it comes to stretchy bottom options. The international hipster-chic clothing chain, which not too long ago opened up online retail for the first time, could become a real contender in hugging your beautiful, huggable thighs. A new and expanded [...]
One of the most frequent questions I get as a yoga teacher is “what yoga DVD would you recommend for my mom/friend/partner/sister/aunt/etc?” Most of these individuals are brand new yogis or have never practiced.
This video is hilarious and sadly too true sometimes. A great parody on what it's like to be in a crowded mat-to-mat yoga class in New York City with a motley crew of buzzing and chirping New Yorkers. And then...Cue the Grouponers! Srsly? We love our by-donation studios, but this is pretty funny and spot on. [...]
Arbitrary as it is, the end of a calendar year always lends itself towards reflection and re-evaluation. Marking time with numbers makes it near impossible to avoid an attempt at measuring progress as the dial ticks once more. Really though, these annual assessments are only useful if they inform how we think about the course of our lives more than what we think may have been accomplished in it.
Suing has become commonplace in a time when there are more yoga products, props and whosiwhatsits than we can shake a sticky mat at. Which is why this latest yoga towel lawsuit doesn't have us all that shocked. Yogitoes, which one might argue is the foremost provider of yoga mat towels and naked yogi ads * [...]
Because doggone it, it's so stinking adorable. Gisele Bündchen shares a yoga moment with her little 11-month-old daughter Vivian this past Saturday, then shares it with the world on Instagram. And the parents of the internets smile and respond in a collective AWWWWWW. "Thank you auntie Fafi for capturing this special moment," the supermodel and avid [...]
And then it was December! The calendar does not lie. While Thanksgiving has already come and gone in unbelievable speedy fashion, we wanted to take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude to you, dear yogadorks, for being a huge part of this here journey thus far and for keeping us on our toes, while [...]
Based on your suggestions and responses... Introducing the official limited-edition YD "dorkasana" tee! This design by the talented Emily Laflin received so much feedback when we posted it last month that we decided to do another print - this time including a gal and a guy design because everyone is welcome to do this pose. [...]
Those of you who are regular YD readers will know J. Brown has been bringing his insightful, honest and thought-provoking yogopinions for years. Whether it's on the merits of sustainability or how gentle is the new advanced, we've enjoyed reading what J. has to offer. Besides being a skillful writer and thinker, J. is also a [...]
Right, so maybe we've already figured out our yogi names, but what about your trusty mat? It' been with you through thick and thin, the ups and downs, the sweat and the tears, doesn't it deserve the respect and consideration of a real name? Of course it does! If you're not sure what your yoga [...]
A Harvard psychiatrist is working on getting to the bottom of this meditation thing with a new study on the effects it, and yoga, have on our actual genes, brain activity and overall health. So, we don't need a scientist to tell us how good we feel after practicing yoga or taking time out to meditate, [...]
By Alexa Kim During a recent Level 1 Yoga Tune Up Teacher Training in L.A., an excellent question was posed by one of the trainees: “I have fabulously tight psoas. Wouldn’t warming up by marching make my [bad] psoas worse, given the additional hip flexion?” This got me thinking as this same question bothered me [...]
Tie dye on yoga pants is like white on rice – synergistically perfect. It’s refreshing to know that despite the recent scandalous times in yoga apparel world that Wildflower Tie Dye exists for the sole purpose of making hand-dyed yoga-worthy garments. Their pants are as unique as the legging-lovers who wear them. For proof, check out their facebook [...]
Many of us have moved on from the sheer madness that is the Lululemon Pantscapade, which, much to everyone's chagrin (especially Chip Wilson et al), is still carrying on and just seems to be getting worse. It's safe to say this has been the biggest thing to happen to yoga pants since neon spandex. But [...]
Not all yoga flash mobs are created equal. When the Vancouver Aquarium announced monthly yoga classes with the whales, local yogactivists mobilized to put a stop to it. About 20 people showed up last Thursday to protest the event holding signs reading "Yoga does not make whale jails okay!" and advocating ahimsa an compassion. “We’re protesting [...]