After last week’s turn of yogic bedlam, we’ve been operating on a cocktail of exhaustion fumes and settling dust, but we must march on! If you’ve ever heard the story of Virabhadra you know he is one mean battling machine. Though really it doesn’t take a scholar to recognize that the yoga poses named after this warrior demon – virabhadrasana I, II and III – are super fierce. And can burn like the flaming devil! Still, we soldier through because we know it’s only for the better – tapas right? Because yoga takes courage! And don’t let anyone tell you different.
Here’s what happened this week on YD: Courage Edition
Yasmin F. Gow, a real Canadian hero! She had the courage to complete 32 hours of yoga to benefit an AIDS foundation and possibly sneak in a World Record at the same time. [read more]
Hey! ESPN SportsNation ran a poll on whether or not more football teams should embrace yoga. 60% had the balls to say yes! [read more]
JWoww does yoga! And had the audacity to show us how NOT to wear our yoga at bags. [read more]
Republicans summon their strength in the late days of summer to trim ‘porky’-projects, including yoga research. [read more]
Fans of Yogananda braved the swaths of Michael Jackson stalkers to pray at their oddly shared mausoleum. [read more]
Brit-Popstar Robbie Williams loves his footie! But not enough to risk being kept from dancing his feet off on the Take That reunion tour. [read more]
Have some chutzpah! Ask ‘hot yoga jew’ Neal Pollack your Q’s about his new book Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude – post in the comments!
Other Acts of Yoga Boldness:
The New York Times reaffirms its yoga obsession with a story on yoga for seniors: “People think to do yoga you have to be flexible. But the flexibility is not in the body. It’s in the mind. That’s why anyone can do it.”[NYTimes]
Yoga hero Judith Hanson Lasater takes a firm stance against nakedness in yoga ads, and Yoga Journal‘s pertinacity in continuing the trend. [read more at It’s All Yoga, Baby] …stay tuned for the YD comment.
At the Huffington Post: A “happily bifurcated yoga jew” explains “why I keep my asanas and my ‘adonais’ separate…oh, we dare you! [read more]
Take 2 bolsters and call us in the morning! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to check back this weekend for another installment of YD Goes to Yoga School!