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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. Lululemon is opening [...]

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 Things are looking good for International Yoga Day becoming a real global holiday pretty soon. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeing a swarm of support from the European Union (EU) as well as over 130 countries, including the US, Canada and China, who have signed up for a co-sponsorship of the global holiday. "EU supports [...]

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Hot off the Buffalo bungle and Dalai Lama fiasco, Lululemon is now making waves in Baltimore. As the City Paper reports, some people in B-more are not happy with the new collaboration between one Lulu location and local artist Michael Owen, though they claim it is a "match made in heaven" because both "deserve each [...]

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downward facing dog

Not an actual photo from the show, but we imagine it to be an accurate depiction. We may get our yoga TV show after all. While we wait on pins and needles for the yoga reality show we'll have to just be satisfied with an Amazon-produced yoga-based comedy web series coming to a small screen [...]

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thich-Nhat-Hanh-flower

Reports have indicated that Thich Nhat Hanh, beloved Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, at 88 may be nearing the end of his earthly time. The renowned Zen master known for his peace activism, Buddhist teachings, and many books inspiring many people's lives, as well as immeasurable inspirational quotes posted on social media, is ailing in [...]

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Shripad Naik, new minister in charge of the department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), sits inside his office in New Delhi November 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Anindito

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, staying true to his mission to bring India's traditions of yoga and ayurveda officially to the global forefront, or, some may say, capitalize on the growing popularity of these systems worldwide, has already created its very first department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), with Shripad Naik freshly [...]

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yogi-surprise-box-oct14

Subscription boxes are all the rage lately, so when we heard about one that was yoga-specific we couldn't resist our curiosity. If you're not familiar with what we're talking about, a subscription box is basically a box of goodies delivered to your door every month like a little package of Christmas cheer, except you pay [...]

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guys-try-yoga

This video is called "Guys Try Yoga for the First Time," but, guys, we really want to know, is this what yoga is like for you? From the folks at Buzzfeed, the video shows a few dudes stepping onto the mat for the first time resulting in a dubious combo of confused faces, super tight [...]

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The Dalai Lama with Lululemon CEO

Just a few weeks ago the Dalai Lama Center and Lululemon rocked the proverbial internet airwaves when they surprise announced their new partnership. Fandom (of either party) aside, the news caused a collective flipping of lids as people tried to make sense of the collaboration with many left wondering, Is Lululemon turning over a new [...]

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"Balasana" oil on canvas courtesy Sebastian Alappat

Another Way of Looking at Body-Positive Yoga

“It is through the body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” — BKS Iyengar

This quote frequently shows up on Facebook and in various blogs. When I first read it many years ago I interpreted this way: It is through our practice of asana, at those times when we lose the struggle and become the asana, that we see into our true nature, the undefined spaciousness that connects us all. This still rings true for me. Asana, if we practice with complete commitment to being fully in each moment, can offer a glimpse into the the free and settled mind that is intrinsic to all of us.

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