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Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. A CT scan revealed the [...]

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We want kids to pay attention and focus in school, but have we given them the tools to do it? For the fourth graders at PS 205 in Bayside, Queens, a weekly yoga program is helping them learn just that. Facilitated by Little Flower Yoga, a NY-based organization bringing yoga and mindfulness to kids and teens, [...]

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Pope Francis has caused quite a stir for being "liberal" on subjects the Catholic Church is traditionally conservative or silent about, like homosexuality and feminism. So commenting on yoga was the only obvious next step in his liberal agenda. But did he go ahead and diss it? In a January 9th Vatican Radio address, Pope [...]

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File under: Yogaphobia. Oh, Pat. Most of us know Pat Robertson is bat turd crazy, right? (Sorry. No judgement.) The 84-year-old conservative Christian evangelist still speaks on TV, dispensing his advice on the American public through his “The 700 Club” show broadcasted every weekday on ABC Family via his Christian Broadcasting Network like the super [...]

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Yesterday morning I woke up with a sensation that’s all too familiar, a little scratchiness at the back of my throat. That’s how a cold/flu/sinus infection always starts for me. I’ve been throwing some herbal defenses its way and it doesn’t seem to be getting worse, but it’s not getting better either—yet.

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In light of multiple lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury alleging sexual assault and rape - there are six, presently - the Bikram Yoga community is now left to figure out what next. This post is intended to open a discussion forum, to create a dialogue and to bring to light any questions, concerns and thoughts held [...]

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And then there are those moments we remember the sweetness. Thanks to this 9-year-old Yogi Beans student for today's lovely reminder that we can all stop time and find calm. How does Proud Warrior (aka Warrior II) make you feel? "This pose makes me feel like I can stop time and focus on one thing [...]

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Lady Gaga seems to be turning over some new lady leaves: Singing a glorious medley of "The Sound of Music" songs at the Oscars, practicing crow into headstand while balancing on a paddleboard. Momma Monster is branching out. Gaga has been trying her leather-gloved hand at what the kids call these days - SUP - [...]

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Is that Lena Dunham flying in an acro yoga pose? If you frequent these parts you know we like to post our share of celebriyogis. Cause, celebriyogis, they're just like us, right? It's nice to relate. Lena Dunham, creator and star of Girls and occasional interpretive dancer (her Sia "Chandelier" rendition has a special place [...]

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In yoga, we tend to place a lot of emphasis on stretching as a means toward more flexibility. But what actually happens in our body when we stretch? Most of us envision our bodies as consisting of play-doh like tissues that we pull on and make longer through stretching, but new science is revealing to us a model of stretching that is much more complex, dynamic, and fascinating than what has previously been imagined. And it turns out that thinking of our bodies in this older “play-doh” like version may be counterproductive and can lead to a number of injuries and structural problems resulting from our yoga practice.

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Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. “When they want to lash [...]

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If you're feeling down, this video will make your day. Kelli Love is a full-time staff member at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC where she is the in-house yoga and mindfulness teacher. Every student at Girls Prep takes part in the yoga and mindfulness curriculum which is a school-wide offering. This is a rare [...]

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A new lawsuit claims Bikram Choudhury repeatedly sexually assaulted, raped, and harassed a female yoga teacher over the course of several years. The suit, filed Friday, February 13, 2015, makes it the sixth formal complaint against Choudhury involving sexual abuse and/or rape. We just reported yesterday a judge ruled that Bikram would have to face almost [...]

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An update on the rape allegations. Bikram Choudhury will face almost all of the rape and sexual violence claims brought against him by a former teacher trainee, a Los Angeles judge ruled earlier this month. The lawsuit, one of five Bikram is currently facing from five different women, was brought against Choudhury in 2013 by [...]

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