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Hear ye, hear ye, yoga shall be museumified. The Smithsonian in Washington, DC will debut the first visual history of yoga exhibit in October 2013 and we shall marvel and look on with awe-inspiring delight at more than 120 objects borrowed from 25 museums and private collections in India, Europe, and the United States showing thousands [...]

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While performing foot-in-mouthasana, the BBC has offended up to one billion Hindus by referring to yoga as a “new age fad.” BBC News-World posted a video on January 10 marking the 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda who is known and celebrated for introducing Eastern philosophies to the Western world in the late 19th Century. Innocent enough, [...]

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We'd like to solve the puzzle, Pat! Hey there, happy weekend! It may be the cold, dark days of January but that sure hasn't kept the yoga news from heating up. By the way, we're past the exciting intention setting part, and have crossed over to the oh dear, this is for real, isn't it? segment. [...]

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Ambassador: am·bas·sa·dor ; noun: an authorized messenger or representative. Eat your heart of Lululemon, Athleta just announced their new list of sponsored athletes for 2013. Normally, we don't give a flying crow about these sorts of things, but sprinkled in the group of swimmers, climbers and 'fitness enthusiasts' we found 94-year-old yoga heroine Tao Porchon-Lynch, who, we might add, has been having [...]

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Did you know one week ago, on January 11, was Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Or that a 2010 White House release marked January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? In the realm of yogactivism, Yoga Freedom Project is leading the way in an effort to raise more awareness about sex trafficking and raise money [...]

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Firstly, this is funny. We've been swarmed by hives of  yoga videos of the comedic sort over recent years and one might think the internet has been tapped out of honey. This almost 9 minute and change video is certainly worthy of a few smirks and giggles and rolls of your eyes. Meet Gurunista Gayle, [...]

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Inaugural Ball 2009 image via Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images It's mid-late January, so you know what that means. Inauguration Ball Bashes! Er, that came out wrong. Wait, you mean you're not donning your white tie finest to ring in another presidential term at some private shindig? Tsk tsk. Says the New York Times: Everyone knows that the [...]

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by Jillian Pransky I was originally drawn to yoga in the early 90s as an athlete and a typical over achiever.  I played sports all my life, was a collegiate soccer player, a marathon runner, and an avid 7-day a week aerobics junkie.  In my business career I held a fast paced position as a [...]

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"That man in a speedo has literally made millions off the sweat of others." Last night ABC Nightline featured a story on the great and controversied, sweat-soaked loose cannon yoga guru named Bikram Choudhury (video below). We know him for his hardass personality, outrageous quotes, lawsuits over copyright and oh yes, the yoga. Nightline took a [...]

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