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YD LOTW: Reaching Teen Boys with Yoda Yoga, Dispelling ‘Yoga Body’ Myth, What Yoga Teachers Have in Common with Kanye

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  • “When they want to lash out, they remember they have another option.” How yoga therapist Krystal Thompson used Yoda to connect teenage boys with the yoga force. Listen to the interview.
  • How much do yoga teachers and musicians have in common? Maybe more than we think, sans the golden trophies. Yoga teacher and writer, Sara Kleinsmith tackles the topics of ego and desire for acclaim in a post Kanye yoga world.
  • Still fuming over that yoga pants ban kerflunkle? You might appreciate this list of reasons why NOT wearing yoga pants should be illegal. #10 - I’m awesome, and I deserve to feel awesome.
  • The Sonima Foundation posted a sweet collection of yogis to help dispel the myth of the singular “yoga body.” With each photo is a short blurb from the individual. Here’s part of Karen G’s from Portland, Oregon.

“I came to yoga in high school in a body I wished to abandon. Since surgery at age 11, and ongoing rare medical conditions, my body felt like it had failed. When joining in with Lilias! Yoga and You on TV after school, I felt like all my nerves and muscles were smoothed down, like the feathers of a bird, and I could deeply relax. I found wholeness.”

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photo credit: Justin Kavanaugh

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