Jill, a yoga teacher from Texas, labored for 36 hours before her baby got stuck and had to be delivered by cesarean. “It was the only way he was coming out,” she tells me.
Ok, I know we’re not supposed to talk about money + yoga because that’s taboo. But. Yoga’s complicated. It can be at once an ascetic spiritual practice, an embodied meditation tool, a commodified secular fitness regimen, an ancient ethical philosophy, and a New Age approach to wellness.
Pop culture continues to enjoy a glossy-eyed love affair with yoga. But many long-time practitioners and professionals are discovering that, somewhere along their journey over the last decade or so, either yoga or they have changed.
Goat Yoga? Yes, Goat Yoga. That’s yoga with goats, in case you missed the subtleties. Goat Yoga is so popular you’ll have to put your name on a waiting list with hundreds of other eager goatga (goat+yoga) practitioners. You’ll also have to travel to a farm in Oregon where, as of now, we’re pretty sure it’s [...]
January 4, 2017 The woman who won her sexual harassment case against Bikram Choudhury last year is getting her due, big time. This may be the most empire-crushing news to date—as if the multiple sexual harassment and rape allegations coupled with his infamous reputation of being an impossibly narcissistic asanahole weren’t enough to tear up the sweaty carpets of [...]
Is it possible for companies like Yoga Journal to be body positive when they are built on a for-profit corporate model with a legal obligation to sell yoga, often as an elite luxury good?
We love quick, to the point how-to meditation videos. They’re super helpful! Give us some adorable animation to boot and we are happy meditating campers. This cute “Meditation 101” video from Happify isn’t a guided meditation per se but it will help guide you on your way towards a regular meditation practice, especially if you’ve [...]
What do you buy someone who has all the yoga gear? It all started out as a hunt for unique gift for his yoga-loving wife. And then everyone wanted one. And so…YogaCoaster was born. Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional stonesmith to enjoy these beauties or gift them to a friend. The creator of [...]
Middle school is a crazy time. There’s more independence, more responsibility, more pressure and more expectation. In short, just more to BE and DO. On top of this, middle school-aged kids are dealing with their own changing bodies and hormones which can be confusing and frustrating and often times difficult to navigate. We know. It [...]