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The Beatles and their wives with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, March 1968. | photo credit: Getty

Trying to write your own White Album? Looks like you may have your Beatlesesque Transcendental Meditation experience yet. The ashram where the Fab Four studied TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 60s is finally opening back up. Having been shut down and overrun by nature's decay since 1981, the ashram is set to get [...]

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Wanderlust, one of the biggest yoga festivals keeps growing - an example of yoga's popularity on the rise. | photo credit: Ali Kaukas

Yoga controversies seem so rampant you'd think Kanye was behind them. Or at least Kim. The latest brush with trouble comes from Ottawa, Canada on the subject of cultural appropriation - a hot (and quite necessary) topic as of late. If you're just tuning in, the controversy involves a free University of Ottawa yoga class [...]

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Christina Aguilera's 2012 "Lotus"

Xtinasana? Christina Aguilera is diving so deep into her yoga practice, she's cited it as an influence for her next album. But it's less about the poses and the "workouts" celebriyogis are often featured doing in magazines. It's about "feeling more one with the Earth and everyone being connected" which we' will soon hear about [...]

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We don't normally write about every single yoga reference in pop culture - because there are A LOT these days - but while watching this year's Emmy Awards our yogapop meter readings were off the charts, to where we started keeping track of all the yoga mentions. We know celebrities practice yoga - stars, they're [...]

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And the Gods of YogaPop said, ye shall commence in a contest of yoga boo-tays. We don't know what Janelle Monae had in mind when she penned her "Yoga" song - though we did have a few guesses - but could she have even predicted a #yogabootycontest? Who knows. All we know is that this [...]

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om-city-series

Have you seen this show yet? It's a web series about yoga. No, wait! Come back! Seriously. When we first heard of "Om City" we thought, 'oh cool, another yoga web series.' But we're relieved to say we were pleasantly surprised by this one - there's honest writing, a relatable story line (especially if you're [...]

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Did anyone else catch this last night? We happen to love Hollywood Game Night, and of course the Emmy-winning beloved and hilarious host Jane Lynch, so we were already tuned in when celebrity guest Amy Smart gave the whole room a yoga lesson. It went like this (please pardon our excitedly-snapped screen grabs): During guest [...]

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Casey Hayden, left, Kristin Towers-Rowles and Espiridion Magana star in "Sex, Love, & Yoga." | photo credit: Bren Coombs

Yoga, something to sing about! All the yoga mat's a stage. There's no business like nadi shodhana business. The yoga must go on! OK, we're done (for now). Yoga might not be ready for its TONY award quite yet, but it has found its way to the theater stage through "SEX, LOVE, & YOGA," a [...]

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Buick's Puppy Dog Prep.

You're about to buy a new car. But WAIT...can you practice yoga in it? Buick is hoping you'll ask yourself that very question. Banking on the swelling wellness trend, Buick plays to the yoga-loving crowd in their latest campaign to sell their cars and their message of "happiness," inspired by said cars, to folks who [...]

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