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abuse-ed-yoga

The recent Jivamukti sexual abuse allegations have reignited a long-running conversation on power dynamics, teacher-student relationships, and cult-like status within the yoga community. Each time news breaks of another guru abusing their power, the yogasphere erupts in further controversy, but as much talk and (sometimes therapeutic) conversation there is, are we really making progress when [...]

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jp-sears-instagram

The Ultra Spiritual JP Sears is back with another yoga lampooning. This time he's ready for his closeup, Mr. Instagram! And he's got some tips for you, too. "The three most important things in my life are God, my family, and my Instagram account. And not necessarily in that order," JP shares in a moment [...]

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wobble-yoga-screenshot

We've all had our wobbly moments at some point—and many of us still do on the regular. That's why we got a kick out of this Wobble Yoga computer game from Jenny Jiao Hsia, which not only reminds you what it was like to try yoga for the first (or thousandth) time, but also that it's [...]

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yoga-healthy-feet

As modern humans we often put our feet through some medieval torture. Shoes, for example. And even though they're at the bottom of our bodies and we may hardly glance in their direction, our feet are pretty key to our overall health and well-being. And this is why we find it paramount to keep our [...]

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Rage Against The Machine

As oxymoronic as it sounds, we keep hearing more about rage yoga, and every time we do, this is what we picture: The Power Of The Mind! So. OK. We'll bite. A very rage-less bite. Tell us, what is Rage Yoga? [reyj yoh-guh] noun: a practice involving stretching, positional exercises and bad humor, with the [...]

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drew-barrymore-olive-yoga

This photo is breaking the internets. OK. Not Kardashian breakage. But mommy and me yoga cuteness overload breakage. Mom of two, Drew Barrymore, posted this photo to her instagram on Wednesday with caption, "Princess Elsa came to our mother daughter yoga class. #magicdays #iloveolive." Her daughter's name is Olive, and apparently Olive loves Elsa! (From [...]

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jivamukti-lobby

How many gurus' feet have you kissed? Asana kissers are everywhere, even in yoga, but that's not what this is about. It is about power dynamics and student-teacher relations and cult-ish environments. And sexual harassment and boundaries, and integrity and dignity. In February, news broke about yet another sex scandal in the yoga community. A [...]

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yd-ytt-rockstar

We're on the edge of our mats here. It is with ultimate samadhi we can finally unveil to you our greatest contribution to the yoga community yet. Have you been thinking about yoga teacher training? Need to brush up on your asanas and pranayamas? Want to be inspired and unleash your badass rock star self [...]

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uterus-menstruating-size-comparison

Is the first rule of Period Cramps don't talk about Period Cramps? Maybe we don't talk about them enough, but, oh, they are there. Like little miniature grape stompers gleefully going to town in your uterus. Besides cramps, periods are often associated with other aches and pains, especially in the lower back and pelvic regions. [...]

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