Free subway rides for 30 squats? We're fit New Yorkers, sign us up! Apparently it's one of those things, only in Moscow? It's true, a vending machine at the Vystavochnaya station will give you a single-ride ticket if you stand in front of it and perform 30 squats. It's part of a promotion by Russia's Olympic Committee [...]
It's almost Return of the Jedi's 30th birthday (May 25!) which means we're all old and Yoda is really old. Just kidding, we've got the Force on our side, should we choose to accept it, or something. (Different movie franchise?) As the third film in the original Star Wars trilogy reaches its third decade young, [...]
Sure, infographics tend to simplify things, that's part of their appeal. We like this one about meditation and education because we keep reading and hearing about how meditation and yoga have helped kids do better in school, and in life. This just illustrates that! Click to enlarge. Infographic: Maili Holiman via edutopia.org ------ Earlier... Study: Meditation [...]
Tiny skeletons come to life with yoga. YogArt finds are always fun, especially when they're so darn cute, and a bit creepy. These may be the cutest little metal yoga skeletons we've ever seen. These hand-sculpted tiny bony yogis stand just 2" high, but the Skeletonians, as they are officially called, are molded from pewter in [...]
Practices in cognitive restructuring, like mindfulness meditation and self-compassion exercises, can help relieve stress and anxiety and improve your mood. And so, yoga on. Cognitive restructuring? Sounds a little 1984/The Matrix sci-fi. Get out of our brains! But the truth is we're all guilty of some sort of cognitive distortions at one time or another. Taking [...]
Don't let your dreams just float by. Well, whaddya know. Fish pose can be done under water. There's water ballet, water polo, Spandeau Ballet, paddleboard yoga so why not water yoga? And world records to justify its impressive aquatic dazzletude? Meet 70-year-old Y. Narasimha Murthy, the new World Telugu Book of Records holder for performing the most [...]
It's been a tradition in some yoga circles to practice 108 Sun Salutations, often times to signify something special like kicking off the start of a new year. Whether you’ve got blisters on your toes from 108 Salutes or are just curious, here are a few fun facts and interesting reasons why 108 has significance. [...]
Just because! Thanks to Y is for Yogini for her kooky humor and crafty pumpkin decorating skills. And it's not Halloween without the classic Om-'o-lantern, of course. Do you have any other fun yoga pumpkin carvings to share? ------ Earlier... Annual YogaDork Halloween Costume Photo Contest Spooky Skeleton Yoga Exorcist Yoga! And the Top 5 [...]
What do you get when you cross yogis, professional body painters and the Progressive International Motorcycle Show? Human motorcycles!
In the name of art and spectacle, creative ad agency i.d.e.a. came up with the crazy idea to paint female yogis and bend them into yogi Lincoln logs for this Human Motorcycle series where professional bodypainter Trina Merry transformed them into a sport bike, dirt bike and cruiser.
Why yogis? Why because they're bendy and strong and look more like dirt bikes than anyone else!
Now, there is no logical reason to wish for more winter storms. Unless, of course, your name begins with Y and the usual amount of storms never reaches the end of the alphabet. Oh, wait. You didn't know they're naming winter storms now? It's true! The Weather Channel has moved on from naming tropical storms and hurricanes and will start giving names to the cute little snowy storms born every winter from now on beginning with the 2012-2013 season. And the weather team seem to be having a bit of fun with it.
Now, we take pride for being total yogadorks here, and sometimes we even find ourselves sitting in a proper geek meditation. But, while many of us are familiar with the effect meditation has on our mood, temper and attitude from our own experience with the practice, do you know what actually happens in the waves of your noggin?
Charts! Graphs! Yoga! Oh, my. If you know YD, you know we love us some fun infographics. Here's another cheeky and clever flowchart to help you find your yoga. We think they maybe missed a few, but it's an entertaining ride that's for sure. Start in the center and ask yourself important questions like Do you normally wake up at 4am? and Do you like standing on other people?
Confounded by the koshas, doshas, expialidocious? Thank goodness for the smart minds behind the combo of yoga knowledge and pretty illustrations!
And while we were hemming and hawing over the hippies in San Fran with their fancy new yoga room, the folks in Texas - Texas! - went ahead and hopped on the yoga train, or we suppose that'd be plane.
Rob Osborne, the artist responsible for tickling our childhood/geek/yogi fantasies with the Star Wars "Yoga Galaxy" is back once again with Superhero Yoga.