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2013 International Asana Champion ChauKei Stefanie Ngai

Limber up, folks. The Yoga Olympics are inevitable. We'll just leave this right here: Think you can do a perfect surya namaskar? You could be up for a medal later this year. International Yoga Day promises to be bigger and better, with "Olympic-type" competition likely to be on the cards. That's from Friday's Economic Times. "We are [...]

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It’s our annual YogaDork's State of the Yoga Union. We’ve asked a few select leaders and thinkers to share their reflections, predictions and perspectives on the year of yoga that was, 2015, the year of yoga that will be in 2016, and the state of the (yoga) union. by Neal Pollack My dear friend YogaDork [...]

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Googling yoga poses has likely been a regular practice for a lot of yogis out there, especially for the Sankskrit. How DO you spell utthita hasta padangusthasana? What's astavakrasana mean, again? But now Google, ever the yoga fans, have done you one better. Now when you search for a pose you get a handy little pop-up [...]

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Oh, deer. Athleta is in trouble for allegedly ripping off someone else's yoga pants design. K-Deer is a NJ-based activewear company run by owner and founder Kristine Deer. She is not on the design team at Athleta but somehow almost her exact designs ended up on the Athleta website in late December. Apparently, Deer noticed [...]

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Sometimes we think our yoga pants have a mind of their own, but this is a whole other story. Meet the next innovation in yoga tech - yoga pants that guide your ass-ana. They look like any old fancy yoga pants, but oh no, they are so much fancier. These pants send you "vibrations" to [...]

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From funny new web series to helpful fart lessons to kitties interrupting yoga practice there was lots to laugh about last year, and thank Hanuman for that! Here's our list of Top Yoga Funnies of 2015. Enjoy! 1. When Yogis Have A One-Night Stand – First Video Clip from New Satirical Series ‘Blissed Out’ So awkward! [...]

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Bikram Choudhury's wife took the witness stand and her testimony may surprise you. Or maybe not. Rajashree Choudhury, who, you may remember, just filed for divorce from her husband and business partner of 31 years, defended the notoriously outspoken and unapologetic Bikram Yoga founder Wednesday telling the court that his habit of berating students, trainees, and employees is [...]

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It's our annual YogaDork State of the Union. We've asked a few select leaders and thinkers to share their reflections, predictions and perspectives on the year of yoga that was, 2015, the year of yoga that will be in 2016, and the state of the (yoga) union. by J. Brown For the modern yoga world, [...]

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The year is over, but it's one we won't soon forget! From further body awareness and acceptance, to exploring internal inquiry, to bombshell lawsuit updates, to the shifts in yoga teaching and how we view yoga from east to west, the past year was one of growing pains and transition, revelations and revolutions. There is [...]

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The latest in our YD Holiday Giveaway series! It's no surprise subscription boxes are all the rage lately. They're fun, they're exciting, and they show up at your door like Santa took a special trip every month just for you. But what we like about them (besides the exciting delivery part) is that you get to [...]

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Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury | image via rajashree.com

Big news. The Bikram Yoga power couple may soon be no more. Could we have predicted this? Rajashree, wife of Bikram Choudhury and a partner in his Bikram Yoga empire, has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences according to the court documents obtained by TMZ (no less). Bikram Choudhury has been facing six lawsuits made against him [...]

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Alas, while the holiday season is filled with fun, family, and celebration, let’s face it, it’s only a matter of time before the hustle and bustle of the season leaves us feeling jittery and frazzled. This year, avoid overdoing the vata dosha. Get a little help from your fellow yogadorks and take time to chillax with [...]

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by Jillian Pransky “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” — Chinese Proverb Admittedly, I was once a master goal driver. One May, I ran my first five-mile course ever, and just a few months later, I ran a full marathon. I've always enjoyed proving myself. But soon after [...]

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Not all yoga props are created equal. You have blocks (or bricks) and now you have eggs. No it's not Easter, or breakfast. That's egg-shaped yoga blocks from Three Minute Egg and they're the ergonomic alternative to your common rectangle, aka the One-Stop Yoga Prop. Made out of a patented 100% biodegradable foam and 100% Made in [...]

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