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Some people's yoga teaching fees just went up. And others are wondering what "influence" would have landed them on the list. That list being the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America dropped yesterday by the Associate Editor of Sonima, the blog component of the Sonima Foundation, formerly known as the Jois Foundation, the non-profit [...]

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It’s our annual YogaDork's State of the Yoga Union. We’ve asked a few select leaders and thinkers to share their reflections, predictions and perspectives on the year of yoga that was, 2015, the year of yoga that will be in 2016, and the state of the (yoga) union. by Neal Pollack My dear friend YogaDork [...]

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digitalpeople

It's our annual YogaDork State of the Union. We've asked a few select leaders and thinkers to share their reflections, predictions and perspectives on the year of yoga that was, 2015, the year of yoga that will be in 2016, and the state of the (yoga) union. by J. Brown For the modern yoga world, [...]

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by Charlotte Bell In 30 years of teaching, I can’t even begin to relate how many times I’ve heard people say that they can’t do yoga because they’re not flexible. Similarly, I wish I had a dollar for all the times I’ve heard a longtime student declare himself/herself to be “just” a beginner because in [...]

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porch-prayers

My first instinct is to always fight, hustle and Hulk smash my way through challenges in my life. This approach comes so naturally and is very appealing due to our action hero driven culture. There is nothing like dropping the hammer, because it offers instant gratification. Aggression offers so many blessings because it is so immediate, putting me, the aggressor, just a sledgehammer away from a brighter day.

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prenatal-sara

Recently, a study revealed that yoga is safe for pregnant women. The study was done on healthy women with low-risk pregnancies who practiced 26 yoga postures that were found in the end to have no negative effect on the mother or fetus. Pregnant women everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief

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bikram-infidelity-sarah-k

I remember my first Bikram Yoga class like it was yesterday. I was an undergrad student, overwhelmed and insecure, so it’s no surprise that I was captivated by the ad entitled: “Look great naked!”. I was immediately transfixed because a) I had never seen beads of sweat drip off of me like that before, and b) I had no idea that yoga meant kicking my own butt into submission.

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by Charlotte Bell In the past few days, I had the good fortune to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions. I presented both a yoga class and a musical performance there, and attended quite a few panels and workshops. Leading panels and workshops were Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Agnostics and [...]

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Hot water outside bath while up in the mountains.

by Karin L. Burke Yoga was, in fact, discovered. I assert that Yoga could no more be invented or owned than electricity, gravity or respiration. – Leslie Kaminoff I sell mirrors to the blind. – Kabir When Iyengar died, I felt an absence in the world.  Absence came, as blood clusters to bruise or rain [...]

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