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We are awaiting official reports, but it has been confirmed by sources close to the Iyengar family: It is with heavy hearts we report that world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar has passed from his earthly body. He was 96*. Iyengar was admitted to the hospital a week ago and was treated for breathlessness and low blood [...]


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 [...]


This just in...Two women filed separate lawsuits earlier this week claiming they were raped by Bikram Choudhury and that Bikram's inside circle actively recruits women for him. We know, there are so many Bikram-related lawsuits it's hard to keep track. This is where it gets real. "Jane Doe No. 2 sued Choudhury and Bikram Yoga [...]


What is it that meditation can't help us do? Or how about another rhetorical question: The brain is a funny thing, isn't it? We try to stuff it with good things, we are unable to undo any unintentional stuffing (for the most part) and then we have to tell it to stop talking to us [...]


We've all heard a lot of Bliss Rainbow this and Shiva Moonbeam that. Now you too can find your true yogi/ni name! It's a bit like finding your stripper name, but with a lot more sunshine and coriander(?)


Need a moment? This is like those Twix ads except it's zero calories and you won't get chocolate all over your face. mmm...chocolate. If you're looking for extra patience in line at the grocery store, communicating with your darling children or have ever seriously considered tossing your computer out the window if the rainbow wheel [...]


Tired of your dead end job? Had it with cube dwelling and stapler-stealers at the 9-5er? Drop your Dolly Parton broken record and become a yoga teacher! U.S.News & World Report shares with us what so many have already realized, yoga teacher training has become the new grad school! "I'm going back to school to [...]


Good news all ye meditaters! Not only will you have a calmer, clearer mind, you'll have less pain. Or so a study on the effects of meditation and pain relieving suggests. The study, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, took 15 healthy volunteers completely new to meditation and had them attend [...]


Oh, hi! Perhaps you've seen the latest article in The New York Times, "Rebel Yoga" profiling NYC's sanskrit-eschewing studio owner, model cum yogi/Deepak teacher, overall pleasant person, Tara Stiles, where YD got a special "Critics" corner quote. Heyyy! While we at YD feel it was accurate, let's hang on 5 breaths, before we get our [...]


This is your brain. This is your brain on yoga! Meditation to be exact. New, real, comprehensive studies are being done to prove that meditation does indeed actually transform the circuits of the brain to increase functionality, focus, empathy and happiness. How fabulous! Changes have been seen in the limbic system or the brain's emotional [...]


Look out world, here comes Bikram the Yoga King! With megaton balls, and a massive hot yoga empire getting ready to capitalize the pants off you. And we thought Lady Gaga yoga was bigger than Elvis... Bikram is going to BE Elvis!  Or so we gather from the latest story about Mr. hot pants Choudhury [...]


Read our first article for YogaCityNYC! A little slice of YAMA pie. Not familiar? Read on, yogadorks...and check out related links below. It's ethical discipline you say! One of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, the ‘Ren’ to niyama’s ‘Stimpy’.  It's also known as the god of death: the postmortem judge of nobility, ethics and [...]


If the NYTimes wanted to paint the picture of a joyfully Self-absorbed yogi overlord reclined in his cushy chair, tended to by doting assistants while amusing himself  with his own sound bites of wisdom, well they sure did a good job of it, down to the photo caption "Boss pose".  Not to say this gargantuan [...]


OK now she's just getting vociferous about her newly unleashed #yogadorkness, tossing out updates all over twitter and her facebook page to 13.1 million of her closest friends. We were hot on the trail of Gaga's Cleveland yoga escapades last week and now the unabashed pop diva is letting her yoga flag fly proud on the tweets! [...]